Grinder I

Grind and smooth surfaces of items.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Grinder Is do?

Grinds and smooths surfaces of items, such as automobile or appliance components, prior to finishing operations, using powered portable wheel, disk, or belt grinder: Examines and feels surface of workpiece for defects. Selects grade of abrasive belt, wheel, or disk according to specifications, knowledge of abrasives, and condition of metal, and attaches to grinder. Starts grinder and moves it over surface of workpiece to remove scratches, laminated metal, excess weld material, and burs. Polishes ground areas with finer abrasive to produce smooth, unmarred surface. Replaces worn abrasive disks, wheels, and belts, using wrench. May be designated according to type of grinder operated as Grinder, Belt; Grinder, Wheel Or Disk. May grind leaded-in portions of automobile bodies and be designated Grinder, Lead.

Should I be a Grinder I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Grinder, Belt, Grinder, Hand, Grinder IV, Grinder, Lead, Grinder, Outside Diameter, Grinder, Rough See More

    How to become a Grinder I

    Most Grinder Is have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaoaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2819%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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