Profile Grinder Technician

Set up and operate grinding equipment to grind precision cutting tools.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Profile Grinder Technicians do?

Sets up and operates grinding equipment to grind precision cutting tools and dies from tungsten carbide and high-speed steel, working from blueprints and to tolerances of 0.0001 inch: Plans and lays out work and sets up equipment, using variety of precision measuring devices and machine attachments and fixtures. Grinds tools and dies to prescribed dimensions by turning handwheels or adjusting controls to feed work against grinders. Measures dimensions with precision gauges. Removes, dresses, and installs emery, diamond-impregnated, and diamond-charged cast-iron grinding wheels.

Should I be a Profile Grinder Technician?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Die Maintenance Technician

    How to Become a
    Profile Grinder Technician

    Most Profile Grinder Technicians have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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