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Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Smooth, sharpen, polish, or grind metal objects.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$17.86 / hour    Read more about wages


Above statewide average
Growth rate:  7.7%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Operate grinding equipment.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
  • Inspect finishes of workpieces or finished products.
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Saw Filer
Tool and Cutter Grinder

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