Grinding Machine Tender

Tend machines that grind internal and external surfaces of metal pieces.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Grinding Machine Tenders do?

Tends grinding machines that grind internal and external surfaces of metal workpieces to specifications: Starts machine, places workpiece in holding fixture or hopper, and engages automatic feeding device. Observes machine operation, and removes and inspects finished workpiece to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as preset gauges, calipers, micrometers, and load test equipment. Replaces worn grinding wheel, using handtools. Dresses wheel, using preset dressing device. May move controls to adjust depth of wheel cut, angle between workpiece and grinding wheel, wheel rotation speed, and feed rate. May grind nonmetallic workpieces. May prepare production records. May be designated Centerless-Grinder Tender; Double-Spindle-Disk Grinder Tender, Spring End; External-Grinder Tender; Internal-Grinder Tender; Knife Glazer; Surface-Grinder Tender.

Should I be a Grinding Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Double-Spindle-Disk Grinder Tender, Spring End, External-Grinder Tender, Grinding Wheel Dresser, Grinding Wheel Facer

    How to become a Grinding Machine Tender

    Most Grinding Machine Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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