• Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 40,050
    $31,180 range bar $64,610
    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

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Job Growth 0.0%
Job Openings 22

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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