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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.

Salary Breakdown

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

Average

$35,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$22,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$37,000

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$52,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

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

5,480

Projected job openings through 2024


Sample Career Roadmap

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

Degree Recommendations


Top Expected Tasks

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


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

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

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Production and Processing

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Quality Control Analysis

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Monitoring

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Manual Dexterity

ABILITY

Near Vision

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Reaction Time


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