Roll Grinder

Set up and operate grinders to resurface damaged or worn mill rolls.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Roll Grinders do?

Sets up and operates portable electric grinder to resurface damaged or worn mill rolls used to compress reclaim rubber into slabs: Positions and bolts grinder to holding fixture beside mill. Examines sample slab from mill to determine extent of grinding necessary to resurface rolls. Selects and bolts grinding wheel to grinder, and turns setscrews to align it with roll. Starts grinder and turns travel screw to feed rotating grinding wheel horizontally along roll. Repeats grinding until sample slabs are compressed according to standards. Turns adjustment wheel to close rolls of mill, and spreads abrasive compound over ground area of rolls. Starts mill to polish roll surfaces. Wipes abrasive compound from polished rolls.

Should I be a Roll Grinder?

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

  • Also known as: Cast-Shell Grinder, Drill Grinder, Rail Grinder, Razor Grinder, Roll-Contour Grinder

    How to become a Roll Grinder

    Most Roll Grinders 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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