Hand Scraper

Scrape metal workpieces with handtools to smooth machine ways.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Scrapers do?

Scrapes metal workpieces with handtools to smooth machine ways, surface plates, and bearing surfaces to ensure free action of parts: Positions workpiece on worktable, in vise, or in fixture, and secures it with clamps and wrenches. Files and grinds burrs from workpiece. Applies pigment to surface plate with brush, cloth, or sponge. Positions workpiece and surface plate against each other, rubs one surface against other to determine high spots. Selects hand scraper and scrapes workpiece surface to remove high spots indicated by pigment pattern. Repeats operation until pigment pattern is even over work surface. May inspect workpiece for conformity to specifications, using such instruments as dial indicator, height gauge, master, surface plate, and gauge blocks. May use powered hand scraper. May polish and buff steel articles, using portable polisher or buffing brush [POLISHER AND BUFFER II].

Should I be a Hand Scraper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Scraper, Hand

    How to become a Hand Scraper

    Most Hand Scrapers 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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