Laboratory Apparatus Glass Grinder

Operate lathe grinders to grind glass laboratory apparatus and components.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Laboratory Apparatus Glass Grinders do?

Operates lathe grinder to grind glass laboratory apparatus and component parts to specified dimensions: Installs holding device, such as chuck or faceplate, on headstock spindle. Positions and secures workpiece in holding device, and installs abrasive wheel in tailstock. Starts machine and turns handwheel to feed abrasive wheel against workpiece or engages automatic feed. Inspects and measures workpiece to verify conformance to specifications, using calipers and gauges.

Should I be a Laboratory Apparatus Glass Grinder?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Glass Grinder, Laboratory Apparatus

    How to Become a
    Laboratory Apparatus Glass Grinder

    Most Laboratory Apparatus Glass 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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