Grinding & polishing workers 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.
Grinding & polishing workers are responsible for cleaning, polishing, and correcting any defects in the object and creating a smooth surface, from any defect using hand tools, and power tools. These workers also verify the quality of finished workpieces by inspecting them, comparing them to the templates by measuring the dimension, and testing them in working machinery. They also move, and adjust the equipment during the grinding work and polishing process.
The daily tasks of a grinding and polishing worker include, controlling the machines and processes, handling, and moving the objects, observing, receiving, and obtaining information from all the relevant resources. They also conduct physical activities to check the movement of the arms and hands while working, such as climbing, walking, lifting, running, and handling materials.
To make a career in grinding work, the candidate must have passed a High School Diploma or its equivalent with previous work experience. Besides that, the applicant must have the knowledge of raw materials, production process, machines and tools, their use, repair, and maintenance with a good command in English.
To become a successful grinding and polishing worker, one must have the ability to see details closely, adjust the controls, and understand information. Some career options are - Buffer, Casting Finisher, Knife Grinder, Jewelry Polisher etc.
Every career requires an element of study and academic qualification, and there can be several study routes and pathways you can take. In following any academic pathway you will study subjects that contribute to the specialised knowledge required to achieve your career goals. These qualifications provide a future employer with the evidence that you have the desired knowledge, understanding and experience of their industry, so it’s important to consider the various types of qualifications available to you and to understand how they can boost your career and create opportunities for you.
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