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Cutter Grinder Operator Salary
in British Columbia, Canada

$48,499 (CAD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cutter Grinder Operator is $48,499 a year and $23 an hour in British Columbia, Canada. The average salary range for a Cutter Grinder Operator is between $36,116 and $58,813. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Cutter Grinder Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in British Columbia, Canada.

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Job Summary

  • Operates and prepares grinding machines, such as surface and universal, carbide, drill, and tool-and-cutter grinders, to sharpen cutting tools to specifications, using blueprints, job orders, and knowledge of abrasives and metal properties.
  • Examines blueprints and job orders to plan production sequence.
  • Picks grinding wheel of shape and grade and attaches to spindle, using wrenches.
  • Positions and secures cutting tool on machine table, using magnetic chuck or holding fixture, or mounts tool on arbor and clamps between centers.
  • Turns hand wheels to position table or spindle to obtain specified taper and bevel on edges of cutting tools.
  • Moves controls to set cutting tool rotation speed, feed rate, and grinding wheel rotation speed.
  • Starts machine and turns wheel or engages feed to move work piece to grinding wheel.
  • Measures sharpened cutting tools to verify conformance to specifications, using fixed gauges, micrometers, calipers, optical comparators, and surface gauges.
  • Dresses abrasive wheel to change cutting action or shape.
  • May grind special form tools, involving special setups and wheel dressing.
  • May analyze specifications and select tooling to be used on production jobs.
  • May design, modify, or make special tools according to specifications or tooling requirements.
  • May braze or solder carbide tips to cutting tools.
  • May be required to have specialized experience with particular type of cutting tool sharpened or machine operated.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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