Metal Sander and Finisher

Remove surface defects from metal furniture parts and polish surfaces.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Metal Sander and Finishers do?

Removes surface defects, such as burrs and pits, from metal furniture parts and polishes surface: Positions parts in holding device and removes surface defects with hand sanding machine, sandpaper, or file. Polishes surface to smooth finish, using such materials as cleaning powder, pumice, or steel wool. Wipes surface clean with cloth and stacks finished parts.


Should I be a Metal Sander and Finisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Finish Sander, Metal Sander

    How to Become a
    Metal Sander and Finisher

    Most Metal Sander and Finishers 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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