Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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What do they do?

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.

Also known as:

Batch Mixer, Beveller Operator, Crusher Foreman, Crusher Operator, Crushing Foreman, Cullet Trucker, Fabricator, Grinder Operator, Loader Operator, Machine Operator, Manufacturing Associate, Mill Operator, Miller, Operator, Polisher, Preparation Operator (Prep Operator), Process Operator, Refiner Operator, Slurry Control Operator Helper

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -1.3%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #42 in job growth rate
  • 90

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #20 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.6%)
  • Associate's degree (6.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (21.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (46.6%)
  • Less than high school diploma (18.1%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Rate Control - The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
  • Reaction Time - The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products.
  • Operate grinding equipment.
  • Clean production equipment.
  • Maintain production or processing equipment.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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