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Finisher / Polisher / Buffer

23

Statewide
Job Postings
387th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,630

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$11.68 - $16.49

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$11.22 - $17.51

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Finisher / Polisher / Buffer - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 23 job postings for the occupation of Finisher / Polisher / Buffer in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Finisher / Polisher / Buffer. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

Top 3 Specialized Skills

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Top 3 Certifications

There are not any certifications requested by Indiana employers for this occupation.
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What Finisher / Polisher / Buffer Do:

Grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers, and finishers.

Common Job Activities:

  • Grind, sand, clean, or polish objects or parts to correct defects or to prepare surfaces for further finishing, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Verify quality of finished workpieces by inspecting them, comparing them to templates, measuring their dimensions, or testing them in working machinery.
  • Move controls to adjust, start, or stop equipment during grinding and polishing processes.
  • File grooved, contoured, and irregular surfaces of metal objects, such as metalworking dies and machine parts, to conform to templates, other parts, layouts, or blueprint specifications.
  • Remove completed workpieces from equipment or work tables, using hand tools, and place workpieces in containers.
  • Mark defects such as knotholes, cracks, and splits for repair.
  • Measure and mark equipment, objects, or parts to ensure grinding and polishing standards are met.
  • Transfer equipment, objects, or parts to specified work areas, using moving devices.
  • Trim, scrape, or deburr objects or parts, using chisels, scrapers, and other hand tools and equipment.
  • Study blueprints or layouts to determine how to lay out workpieces or saw out templates.
  • Sharpen abrasive grinding tools, using machines and hand tools.
  • Load and adjust workpieces onto equipment or work tables, using hand tools.
  • Fill cracks or imperfections in marble with wax that matches the stone color.
  • Record product and processing data on specified forms.
  • Repair and maintain equipment, objects, or parts, using hand tools.
  • Select files or other abrasives, according to materials, sizes and shapes of workpieces, amount of stock to be removed, finishes specified, and steps in finishing processes.
  • Apply solutions and chemicals to equipment, objects, or parts, using hand tools.
  • Clean brass particles from files by drawing file cards through file grooves.
  • Spread emery powder or other polishing compounds on stone, or wet stone surfaces with hoses, and guide buffing wheels over stone to polish surfaces.
  • Wash grit from stone, using hoses.

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