Hardboard Grinder

Control steam cookers or grinding machines to reduce wood chips into felts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hardboard Grinders do?

Controls steam cooker and grinding machines to reduce wood chips to felt: Installs and adjusts grinding plates, using rule and handtools. Starts machines and conveyors and regulates steam pressure, cooking temperature, and spray or flow of water, wax, resin, and material. Observes cooking, grinding, and felting of material, pressure and temperature gauges, and flow and moisture charts to ensure that material is processed according to specifications.


Should I be a Hardboard Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Grinder, Hardboard

    How to become a Hardboard Grinder

    Most Hardboard Grinders 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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