Lap valves against valve seats to produce gastight fit.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Valve Grinders do?
Laps valves against valve seats to produce gastight fit, using powered tools: Applies lapping compound to bearing surfaces of valve and seat. Inserts valve stem into valve guide and positions valve against seat. Engages holes or slot in top of valve with projections in powered rotary tool. Presses and rotates valve against seat, using powered tool. May test valve by connecting chamber to hydraulic or pneumatic pressure and observing leaks. May rotate valve against seat, using handtool.
Should I be a Valve Grinder?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
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How to become a Valve Grinder
Most Valve Grinders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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