Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand:

Grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers, and finishers.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $29,320.00
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Up to and including 1 month
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,101
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Professionalism
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Sand metal or plastic objects
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
File metal or plastic objects
Grind metal objects
Cut glass or crystal to specifications
Carve objects from stone or other related materials
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Engrave jewelry and related products by hand
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces
Apply solutions to production equipment
Shape metal or plastic
Shape stone, tile, brick, or related masonry products
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Process metals using power or hand tools

Performing General Physical Activities

Clean materials to prepare them for production
Polish jewelry, silverware or related products
Polish metal or plastic objects
Polish materials, workpieces, or finished products
Clean workpieces or finished products
Clean work areas
Move heavy objects in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Move products, materials, or equipment between work areas
Stack containers, materials, or products

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