Tile Grinder

Tend machines that grind sides of ceramic walls or floor tiles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tile Grinders do?

Tends machine that grinds sides of ceramic wall or floor tile to specified size and squares tile preparatory to shipment: Turns crank to adjust spacing between opposed grinding wheels, according to specifications. Starts machine and places ceramic tile into feed device of machine or moves lever to grip and feed tile between grinding wheels. Periodically measures tile to determine conformance to specifications, using rule. Places tile onto bench for packaging.


Should I be a Tile Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Tile Grinder

    Most Tile Grinders 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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