Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

Grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers, and finishers.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Self Control * Integrity * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Analytical Thinking * Initiative * Independence * Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks * Grind, sand, clean, or polish objects or parts to correct defects or to prepare surfaces for further finishing, using hand tools and power tools. * Verify quality of finished workpieces by inspecting them, comparing them to templates, measuring their dimensions, or testing them in working machinery. * Move controls to adjust, start, or stop equipment during grinding and polishing processes.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Construction, Government,

Job Family Production

Sample Job Titles Aircraft Skin Burnisher, Balance Wheel Arm Burnisher, Balance Wheel Hand Filer, Barrel Finisher, Barrel Repairer, Beveler, Bit Shaver, Buffer, Burrer, Casting Finisher, Center Hole Reamer, Chipper, Deburr Finisher, Deburr Hand, Deburr Operator, Deburring Technician, Dial Polisher, Dresser, Fettler, Fiberglass Boat Parts Finisher, Filer, Finisher, Flat Surfacer, Forging Dies Final Finisher, Frame Repairer, Glass Beveler, Glass Edger, Glass Finisher, Glass Grinder, Glass Polisher, Glass Sander, Glass Smoother, Gold Burnisher, Golf Club Facer, Grease Buffer, Grinder, Grinder Chipper, Grinding and Polishing Laborer, Gun Barrel Finisher, Hand Buffer, Hand Edger, Hand Finisher, Hand Grinder, Hand Polisher, Hand Reamer, Hand Sander, Hand Scraper, Hand Shaper, Hand Stone Polisher, Hand Stoner, Hand Tool Filer, Hand Wood Sander, Implant Polisher, Jewel Bearing Broacher, Jewel Bearing Polisher, Jewel Bearing Turner, Jewel Grinder, Jewel Hole Cornerer, Jewel Hole Rough Opener, Jewelry Polisher, Knife Grinder, Metal Finisher, Metal Mold Dresser, Metal Sander, Metal Sander and Finisher, Mirror Polisher, Mold Dresser, Mold Finisher, Mold Stamper and Repairer, Natural Fabricator, Needle Polisher, Nib Finisher, Parts Finisher, Patch Sander, Pipe Buffer, Pipe Finisher, Pivot End Polisher, Plastic Boat Buffer, Plate Conditioner, Polisher, Product Finisher, Sander and Buffer, Sandstone Inspector-Repairer, Spin Table Operator, Steel Barrel Reamer, Stock Shaper, Stoner, Valve Grinder, Veneer Manufacturer, Ware Cleaner, Watch Crystal Grinder.