• Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 37,270
    $26,490 range bar $51,230
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners perform precision smoothing, sharpening, polishing, or grinding of metal objects.

What do they typically do

  • Remove finished workpieces from machines and place them in boxes or on racks, setting aside pieces that are defective
  • Dress grinding wheels according to specifications
  • Perform basic maintenance such as cleaning and lubricating machine parts
  • Set up and operate grinding or polishing machines to grind metal workpieces such as dies, parts, and tools
  • Use hand tools and knowledge of abrasives and grinding procedures to select and mount grinding wheels on machines according to specifications
  • Inspect, feel, and measure workpieces to make sure that surfaces and dimensions meet specifications
  • File or finish surfaces of workpieces using proper hand tools
  • Monitor machine operations to decide whether adjustments are needed, stopping machines when problems occur

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.2%
Job Opening 27

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