7224-Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders and Tool Sharpeners

Job Title: 

Metal Polishers, Wheel Grinders and Tool Sharpeners

Job Description: 

Metal polishers, wheel grinders and tool sharpeners polish and grind metal surfaces and sharpen tools.


Tasks include:

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

This unit group includes

Edge tool sharpener
Metal buffing and polishing machine operator
Saw repairer and sharpener

This unit group excludes

Precision grinding machine setter-operator (8125)

Specific Occupations: 

Buffing/Polishing machine operator

Tool grinder (machine tools)

Other metal polishers, grinders and tool sharpeners

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore