Strip Polisher

Tend machines to grind and polish slate products.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Strip Polishers do?

Tends machine to grind and polish slate products, such as flooring, mantels, and coping, to specified thickness and cut grooves in bottom surface of slate to increase adhesion to mortar bed: Selects spacers according to distance between grooves and positions saw blades and spacers on machine arbor, using wrench. Turns handwheels to move grinding wheels and blades into grinding and sawing position according to thickness specified for stone and depth of grooves. Places slate strip on conveyor, moves conveyor guides against stone, and tightens guides in position, using wrench. Turns valve to spray water on grinding wheels and sawing blades. Starts machine and places slate strips on conveyor that feeds strips between grinding wheels and saw blades of machine. Removes stone from conveyor and places stone on pallet.

Should I be a Strip Polisher?

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.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Machine Stone Polisher, Sander and Polisher, Slab Polisher

    How to become a Strip Polisher

    Most Strip Polishers 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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