Duties and tasks

  • Sharpening cutting tools and instruments using grinding wheels or mechanically operated grinding machines
  • Inspecting, feeling and measuring work pieces to ensure that surfaces and dimensions meet specifications
  • Repairing, adjusting and sharpening saw blades and metal teeth of cylinders in textile carding machines
  • Dressing grinding wheels according to specifications
  • Operating fixed or portable buffing and polishing machines
  • Monitoring machine operations to determine whether adjustments are necessary, and stopping machines when problems occur
  • Selecting and mounting grinding wheels on machines according to specifications, using hand tools and applying knowledge of abrasives and grinding procedures

    Skill level

    Semi-skilled
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