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Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators

 

Operate grinding tools that remove extra material from surfaces, or polish metal or plastic work pieces.

Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Operators set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools. These tools remove excess materials from metal or plastic work pieces. They may sharpen edges or corners, or buff or polish pieces.


Wages $18.44 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Poor
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Production
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