What Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Do
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.
Other Job Titles Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic May Have
Cell Operator, Centerless Grinder Operator, Deburrer, Die Maintenance Technician, Finisher, Grinder, Grinder Operator, Grinding Machine Operator, Process Equipment Operator
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include Inspect or measure finished workpieces to determine conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as gauges or micrometers. Measure workpieces and lay out work, using precision measuring devices. Observe machine operations to detect any problems, making necessary adjustments to correct problems. Move machine controls to index workpieces, and to adjust machines for pre-selected operational settings. Study blueprints, work orders, or machining instructions to determine product specifications, tool requirements, and operational sequences. See More
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