Rough and Trueing Machine Operator

Tend grinding machines that smooth and true bowling balls.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rough and Trueing Machine Operators do?

Tends grinding machines that smooth and true bowling balls: Lifts ball onto work bench. Removes excessive molding from ball, using hand power grinder. Places ball between abrasive jaws of grinding machine. Starts machine and observes grinding operation. Stops machine and measures size of ball, using gauge. Removes ball from machine at end of grinding and smoothing cycle, and places ball in rack.


Should I be a Rough and Trueing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Rough and Truing Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Rough and Trueing Machine Operator

    Most Rough and Trueing Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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