A grinder operator is proficient in using the grinding machine. Grinding machines are used for crushing or grinding the outer or inner cylindrical or tapered metal surfaces. You are expected to handle the setting up, operation, maintenance, and repairs, where necessary. You must be able to follow specific instructions in charts while grinding or using the grinding machine.
Some other activities expected of you are choosing the right workpieces by measuring workpieces using measuring instruments like micrometers or gauges for conformance to specification, maintaining and updating inventory, and documenting every procedure. You will also be expected to work with TIG welders inspecting the assembled metal product for flaws.
A grinder operator must possess a good deal of physical ability, coordination, and communication skills. The mean annual salary for a grinder operator is about $29,000. A high school diploma will usually suffice for this role, along with experience and proficiency in using the grinder or a willingness to learn. You might also be expected to get your Forklift Safety and Inspector certification.