Occupation Profile for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$28,080.00 Median Annual Wage 1,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
5.3 Average Unemployment Percentage 75.2 Percentage That Completed High School
42,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 20.4 Percentage That Had Some College
37,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 4.4 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Abrasive Grinder
Air Bag Buffer
Air Chipper
Apprentice, Miller
Apprentice, Stone Polisher, Machine
Automatic Pattern Edger
Back Grinder
Ball Truing Machine Operator
Bark Grinder
Barytes Grinder
Batch Maker
Batch Mixer
Beater Engineer
Beater Engineer Helper
Bed Rubber
Beef Grinder
Beveler
Beveling and Edging Machine Operator
Beveling Machine Operator
Beveller Operator
Billet Sawyer
Bin Operator
Binman
Blocker
Blocker, Automatic
Bone Crusher
Bone Grinder
Bowling Ball Finisher
Breaker Machine Operator
Breaker Tender
Breaking Machine Operator
Brush Sander
Buffer
Buffer, Automatic
Buffer, Inflated-Pad
Buffer, Machine
Buffing and Sueding Machine Operator
Buhr Mill Operator
Bystronic Operator
Calciner
Calciner, Gypsum
Carbon Grinder
Chisel Trimmer
Cinder Crusher Operator
Circle Beveler
Circle Edger
Clay Grinder
Clay Temperer
Coal Crusher Operator
Coal Mill Operator
Coal Pulverizing Operator
Cocoa Room Operator
Coffee Grinder
Coke Crusher Operator
Compounder
Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator)
Continuous Crusher Operator
Contour Grinder
Convex Grinder
Convex Grinder Operator
Copra Processor
Corn Grinder
Corn Grinder Operator, Automatic
Corn Husker
Cracker
Crusher and Blender Operator
Crusher Feeder
Crusher Operator
Crusher Plant Operator
Crusher Setter
Crusher Tender
Crushing Machine Operator
Crystal Cutter
Crystal Grinder
Crystal Lapper
Cullet Crusher
Cullet Crusher and Washer
Cullet Trucker
Cullet Washer
Custom Grinder
Custom Miller
Deboner, Pet Food
Deburring Machine Operator
Deoiling Machine Operator
Disc-Pad Grinder
Dry Pan Operator
Edger
Edger, Touch-Up
Edging Machine Setter
Equipment Man
Equipment Worker
Fabricator
Facer
Feed Crusher
Feed Crusher Operator
Feed Grinder
Feed Mill Operator
Feed Mill Tender
Finger Grip Machine Operator
Finish Machine Tender
Finish Opener, Jewel Hole
Finishing Machine Tender
First Crusher
Flake Miller, Wheat and Oats
Flat Surfacer, Jewel
Frit Maker
Glass Edger Operator
Glass Grinder
Glass Grinder, Laboratory Apparatus
Glass Sander, Belt
Glass Worker
Glaze Grinder
Glaze Maker
Gold Reclaimer
Granite Polisher
Graphite Grinder
Grated Cheese Maker
Greenstone Polisher Operator
Grinder
Grinder Mill Operator
Grinder Operator
Grinder Tender
Grinder, Carbon Plant
Grinder, Hand
Grinder, Hardboard
Grinding Machine Operator, Automatic
Grinding Mill Operator
Gristmill Operator
Gristmiller
Grit Blaster
Gritter
Gritting Machine Operator
Groover
Hammer Mill Operator
Head Grinder
Head Miller
Hide or Skin Buffer
Hog Tender
Hull Grinder
Huller
Huller Operator
Husker Operator
Hydration Plant Operator
Hydrator
Hydrator Operator
Hydropulper
Hydropulper Operator
Ink Grinder
Ivory Polisher
Jewel Bearing Facer
Jewel Bearing Grinder
Jewel Corner Brushing Machine Operator
Jewel Cupping Machine Operator
Jewel Grinder
Kontura Operator
Laboratory Miller
Lacquer Maker
Leguillon Debeader
Lens Cleaner
Lens Fabricating Machine Tender
Lens Grinding Machine Operator
Level Vial Grinder
Level Vial Inside Grinder
Liquor Grinder Mill Operator
Liquor Grinding Mill Operator
Log Chipper Operator
Machine Operator
Machine Tender
Manufacturing Assistant
Manufacturing Associate
Manufacturing Operator
Marble Machine Operator
Marble Polisher
Marble Rubber
Meal Grinder Tender
Meal Miller
Meat Grinder
Merchant Miller
Milk Powder Grinder
Mill and Coal Transport Operator
Mill Attendant
Mill Operator
Miller
Miller, Distillery
Miller, Wet Process
Miller, Wood Flour
Mirror Finishing Machine Operator
Miter Grinder Operator
Mix Crusher Operator
Mold Chipper
Mold Dresser
Mold Polisher
Notch Grinder
Nut Grinder
Nut Sheller
Ore Crusher
Paint Grinder
Paint Trimmer, Pipe Bowls
Peanut Sheller
Pebble Mill Operator
Pecan Huller
Pecan Sheller
Perlite Grinder
Pigment Grinder
Planer Operator
Planer Stone
Plant Operator
Plate Glass Grinder
Plate Glass Polisher
Platen Grinder
Polisher
Polishing Machine Operator
Polishing Machine Tender
Powder Mill Operator
Press Operator
Production Operator
Pulp Grinder
Pulp Grinder and Blender
Pulp Refiner Operator
Pulper
Pulper, Synthetic Soil Blocks
Pulverizer
Pulverizer Mill Operator
Pulverizer Operator
Radius Corner Machine Operator
Raw Mill Operator
Reeler
Refiner Operator
Refining Machine Operator
Regrinder
Rock Crusher
Rock Crusher Operator
Rock Crushing Machine Operator
Rod Mill Tender
Roll Grinder
Roll Tender
Roller
Roller Coverer
Roller Mill Operator
Rough and Trueing Machine Operator
Rough and Truing Machine Operator
Rubber Grinder
Rubbing Bed Operator
Sagger Preparer
Salt Grinder
Salt Washer
Sand Mill Grinder
Sand Mixer, Machine
Sandblast Operator
Sandblaster
Sander
Sander Operator
Sausage Grinder
Save All Operator
Scale Reclamation Tender
Scratcher Tender
Second Miller
Seed Yeast Operator
Shaker
Shaper
Shot Blast Equipment Operator
Shot Blaster
Shotblast Operator
Shotblaster
Shredder Operator
Shredding Floor Equipment Operator
Sifter
Slab Grinder
Slate Splitter
Slurry Control Operator Helper
Smoother
Snuff Grinder
Snuff Grinder and Screener
Snuff Maker
Soap Grinder
Spice Grinder
Spice Miller
Sponge Buffer
Spouter
Stamper
Stamping Mill Tender
Stone Lathe Operator
Stone Mill Operator
Stone Planer
Stone Polisher, Machine
Stone Rougher
Stopper Grinder
Straight Line Edger
Strip Polisher
Sugar Chipper Machine Operator
Sugar Grinder
Surface Plate Finisher
Sweet Potato Disintegrator
Third Miller
Tile Grinder
Tire Buffer
Tombstone Polisher
Top Polisher
Tube Buffer
Tumbler
Tumbler Operator
Turner, Machine
Unit Operator
Unit Tender
Wafer Abrading Machine Tender
Ware Dresser
Waredresser
Washer and Crusher Tender
Watch Crystal Edge Grinder
Wet Mix Operator
Wet Pan Operator
Wheel Mill Operator
White Lead Grinder
Wood Grinder
Wood Grinder Operator

Related Occupations

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Mark bins as to types of mixtures stored.
  • Core — Clean, adjust and maintain equipment, using hand tools.
  • Supplemental — Turn valves to regulate the moisture contents of materials.
  • Core — Notify supervisors of needed repairs.
  • Supplemental — Load materials into machinery and equipment, using hand tools.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
 
 
 
 
 

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