Needle Polisher

Polish industrial sewing and knitting needles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Needle Polishers do?

Polishes industrial sewing and knitting needles, using buffing wheels: Picks up rack of needles, using tongs and holds needles against buffing wheels to polish needles to specification. Examines needles by feel and using eye loupe to determine if polished surface meets specifications. Conditions surface of buffing wheels, balances wheels, and aligns tongs to maintain polishing equipment, using handtools. Records quantity of needles polished, date polished, and initials work ticket.

Should I be a Needle Polisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • How to become a Needle Polisher

    Most Needle Polishers 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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