Tend machines that cut ventilating grooves in asbestos brake linings.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Groovers do?

Tends machine that cuts ventilating grooves in asbestos brake linings: Positions tension rollers and guides on machine according to size of brake linings specified on work order, using handcrank, measuring scale, and screwdriver. Turns handwheel to position abrasive grooving wheel for specified depth of cut. Pushes button to start machine and feeds lining into machine and observes lining for surface or grooving defects. Measures depth, width, and position of groove, using template, and adjusts machine as required. Discards linings not meeting specifications and places acceptable linings in rack. Records production data on work order.

Should I be a Groover?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Remover

    How to become a Groover

    Most Groovers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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