Grind industrial knitting and sewing needles to sharpen points.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Needle Grinders do?
Grinds industrial knitting and sewing needles to sharpen points, using grinding wheels: Activates stone and wire-brush wheels and alternately presses needle against each rotating wheel to sharpen point. Applies emery to wire-brush wheel as needed to facilitate grinding process. Visually and tactually examines needle to ensure conformance to specifications. Records production.
Should I be a Needle Grinder?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
Ready for a Challenge:
You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
How to become a Needle Grinder
Most Needle Grinders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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