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Grinding Machine Operator, Precision

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Operations

Operates/sets up and operates one or more of the following precision grinding machines to grind internal and/or external surfaces of metal objects to specified dimensions and finish: may operate or move centerless, cylindrical, external, internal, surface, drill, broach, saw, gear, cutter and thread grinders. Requires ability to select and use all types of grinding machines, abrasive wheels, holding fixtures, gauges, micrometers, etc.

Work Settings

Manufacturing floor or tool room setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. Shift work and overtime is common. Many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day.


High school diploma or GED 4 years job related experience

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average hourly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $12.89/hour.

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