Refractory Grinder Operator

Operate machines to grind refractory clay blocks to specified dimensions.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Refractory Grinder Operators do?

Operates machines to cut and grind refractory clay blocks to specified dimensions: Measures and scribes cutting lines on block, using ruler and scribe. Lifts block onto bed on cutoff grinder and secures block to bed with holding attachment, using handtools. Turns handwheels to position block under cutting blade. Starts machines that cut block along scribed lines and grind it to specified dimensions. Shapes unmachinable blocks, using chisels, hammers, and hand stones.


Should I be a Refractory Grinder Operator?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Refractory Grinder Operator

    Most Refractory Grinder Operators 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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