7224-Metal polishers, wheel grinders and tool sharpeners

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Metal polishers, wheel grinders and tool sharpeners
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Job Description: 
Metal polishers, wheel grinders and tool sharpeners polish and grind metal surfaces and sharpen tools.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) operating fixed or portable buffing and polishing machines
  • (b) sharpening cutting tools and instruments using grinding wheels or mechanically operated grinding machines
  • (c) repairing, adjusting and sharpening saw blades and metal teeth of cylinders in textile carding machines
  • (d) dressing grinding wheels, according to specifications
  • (e) monitoring machine operations to determine whether adjustments are necessary
  • stop machines when problems occur
  • (f) inspecting, feeling, and measuring work pieces to ensure that surfaces and dimensions meet specifications
  • (g) selecting and mounting grinding wheels on machines, according to specifications, using hand tools and applying knowledge of abrasives and grinding procedures.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Metal finisher
- Tool grinder
- Metal polisher
- Knife sharpener


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Metal finishing machine operator - 8122
- Metal polishing machine operator - 8122

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