CAREER

Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$39,370

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-5.7% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Do

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.

Other Job Titles Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders May Have

Crusher Operator, Cullet Trucker, Grinder Operator, Machine Operator, Mill Operator, Miller, Preparation Operator (Prep Operator), Process Operator

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Observe operation of equipment to ensure continuity of flow, safety, and efficient operation, and to detect malfunctions.
  • Examine materials, ingredients, or products, visually or with hands, to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Move controls to start, stop, or adjust machinery and equipment that crushes, grinds, polishes, or blends materials.
  • Clean, adjust, and maintain equipment, using hand tools.
  • Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, or products at specified intervals to ensure conformance to requirements.

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