Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic work pieces.

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

Representative Tasks * Inspect or measure finished workpieces to determine conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as gauges or micrometers. * Observe machine operations to detect any problems, making necessary adjustments to correct problems. * Measure workpieces and lay out work, using precision measuring devices.


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

Job Family Production

Sample Job Titles Abrasive Worker, Air Grinder, Aluminum Polisher, Automatic Grinder Operator, Axle Bearing Polisher, Axle Polisher, Balance Screwhead Polisher, Band Reamer Machine Operator, Band Saw Filer, Barrel Centerer, Barrel Polisher, Bearing Grinder, Bearingizer, Belt Polisher, Bench Grinder, Bevel Face Stoner and Polisher, Bevel Polisher, Billet Grinder, Bit Grinder, Bit Sharpener, Bit Sharpener Operator, Blade Filer, Blade Grinder, Blade Groover, Blade Sharpener, Body Finisher, Bottom Polisher, Bottom Sander, Brass Buffer, Brass Burnisher, Brass Finisher, Brass Polisher, Broach Grinder, Brush Polisher, Bufferer, Buffing Line Set Up Worker, Buffing Machine Operator, Buffing Machine Tender, Burnisher, Burnishing Machine Operator, Burr Bench Hand, Burr Bench Operator, Burr Filer, Burr Machine Operator, Burr Sander, Burrer, Burrer Operator, Burring Machine Operator, Burring Wheel Operator, Castings Trimmer, Cell Operator, Centerless Grinder, Centerless Grinder Operator, Centerless Grinder Set-Up Operator, Chrome Polisher, CNC Grinder (Computer Numerically Controlled Grinder), CNC Operator (Computer Numerically Controlled Operator), Color Buffer, Computer Numerical Control Grinder (CNC Grinder), Crankshaft Grinder, Cutlery Grinder, Cutter Grinder, Cylinder Grinder, Deburrer, Deburring and Tooling Machine Operator, Deburring Machine Operator, Dial Buffer, Die Maintenance Technician, Dinger, Disc Sander, Disk Grinder, Disk Sander, Disk Sharpener, Double Reamer Operator, Dresser, Drill Bit Sharpener, Drill Grinder, Drum Sander, Dry Sander, Edge Grinder, Edger, Edging Machine Operator, Emery Grinder, Emery Wheel Worker, Enamel Buffer, End Polisher, External Grinder, Eye Glass Frame Polisher, Eyeglass Frames Polisher, Faucet Polisher, Fender Finisher, File Machine Operator, Filing Machine Operator, Finish Filer, Finish Grinder, Finish Opener, Finisher, Flat Polisher, Flute Grinder, Flute Polisher, Gear Finisher, Gear Grinder, Gear Lapper, Gear Lapping Machine Operator, Gold Wheel Blocker and Polisher, Gold-Nib Grinder, Grinder, Grinder Machine Setter, Grinder Operator, Grinder Set Up Operator, Grinder Setup Operator, Grinding Machine Operator, Grinding Machine Tender, Grinding Wheel Dresser, Grinding Wheel Facer, Grinding Wheel Operator, Hob Grinder, Honer, Honing Job Setter, Honing Machine Operator, Honing Machine Set-Up Operator, Inside Barrel Polisher, Internal Grinder, Jet Blade Polisher, Jewel Bearing Facer, Jewel Bearing Grinder, Jewel Bearing Polisher, Jig Grinder Set-Up Operator, Job Setter, Key Filer, Key Sander, Knife Blade Polisher, Knife Edger, Knife Glazer, Knife Grinder, Knife Sharpener, Lap Grinder, Lap Machine Tender, Lapper, Lapping Machine Operator, Lapping Machine Set-Up Operator, Lawn Mower Sharpener, Linter Saw Sharpener, Machine Burrer, Machine Finisher, Machine Grinder, Machine Tester, Machine Tool Dresser, Magnetic Grinder Operator, Manufacturing Assistant, Manufacturing Associate, Manufacturing Operator, Metal Buffer, Metal Burnisher, Metal Burrer, Metal Dresser, Metal Filer, Metal Finisher, Metal Furniture Polisher, Metal Grinder, Metal Polisher, Mirror Finishing Machine Operator, Mold Cutting Machine Operator, Mold Sander, Needle Grinder, Nicking Machine Operator, Notch Grinder, Pallet Rectifier, Pattern Filer, Pinion Polisher, Pivot Maker, Plate Grinder, Platen Grinder, Polisher, Polisher and Buffer, Polisher Apprentice, Polishing Machine Operator, Pot Sander, Printing Roller Polisher, Process Equipment Operator, Production Honing Machine Operator, Production Lapping Machine Operator, Profile Grinder Technician, Rail Grinder, Razor Grinder, Razor Sharpener, Roll Grinder, Roll Grinder Operator, Sample Grinder, Sand Bobber, Sand Buffer, Sand Polisher, Sander Operator, Sanding Machine Operator or Tender, Satin Finisher, Saw Grinder, Saw Setter, Saw Sharpener, Scissors Grinder, Scissors Sharpener, Scratch Brusher, Scratch Finisher, Screwhead Polisher, Seater Grinder, Shear Grinder Operator, Shot Grinder Operator, Shot Polisher, Silver Buffer, Silverware Buffer, Silverware Buffing Machine Operator, Silverware Cleaner, Sizing Machine Operator, Smoother, Snag Grinder, Snagger, Snailer, Steel Buffer, Steel Grinder, Stone Polisher, Stove Polisher, Strip Deburrer, Surface Grinder, Swing Grinder, Tap Grinder, Thread Grinder, Thread Tool Grinder Set-Up Operator, Tool Dresser, Tool Grinder, Tool Honing Machine Set-Up Operator, Tool Polisher, Tool Polishing Machine Operator, Tooth Grinder, Tooth Polisher, Top Polisher, Track Grinder, Trimmer, Universal Grinder Operator, Valve Grinder, Watch Case Polisher, Watch Parts Grinder, Water Sander, Wet Sander, Wheel Buffer, Wheel Grinder, Wheel Polisher.