Top Polisher

Set up and operate one or more automatic stone polishing machines.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Top Polishers do?

Sets up and operates one or more automatic stone polishing machines to polish monument tops: Studies diagram of monument to determine diamond polishing wheel required and attaches wheel to machine, using handtools. Measures length and width of monument top and sets dials to control width and length of travel of polishing head. Moves stone under head of machine and levels stone, using spirit level, wooden blocks and wedges. Positions polishing wheel on top of monument, turns valve to start flow of water, and pulls switch to start polishing wheel. Observes ammeter to determine load on motor and turns dial to adjust current according to reading. Observes operation of machine and adjusts dials and switches to regulate speed of machine and length and width of travel of polishing wheel. Feels stone to determine progress of polishing and rolls stone from under wheel when polishing is completed. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 to pick up stone. Lubricates machine, using grease gun. Inspects inventory of diamond polishing wheels and notifies supervisor when wheels need replacing. May grind sharp edges from monuments, using portable grinding machine.


Should I be a Top Polisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • 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: Back Polisher, Granite Polisher, Ivory Polisher, Jewel Polisher, Plate Glass Polisher, Tombstone Polisher

    How to become a Top Polisher

    Most Top 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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