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Cutter Grinder Operator Salary

$44,712 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$729

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 11, 2019

The average pay for a Cutter Grinder Operator is $44,712 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cutter Grinder Operator is between $33,296 and $54,220. 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 the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • 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.
Cutter Grinder Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Job family population: 7,070

Estimated population of Cutter Grinder Operator jobs: 569

Rate of error: 5.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$51,834
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Cutter Grinder Operator Job Listings for United States

Grinder Operator
Nov 27
Lafayette, CO, USA
CMG - Corporate Office
Summary The Tool Grinder is responsible for building, repairing and maintaining miscellaneous machine cutting and grinding tools. They will setup and perform second operations duties on fixtures and ...
Direct Hire - Bevel Gear Grind Operators
Nov 12
Macomb County, MI, USA
Qualified Staffing
... Grind Operator who may be looking for a stable career in an excellent PROVEN facility - ran by ... Responsible for the setup, adjustment and operation of all sizes and types of bevel gear cutting ...
Assistant Production Operator
Nov 26
River Falls, WI, USA
SEEK Careers/Staffing (Wausau)
Assistant Production Operator Do you like to work in a small team environment on 3rd shift as a ... cutting, grinding, packaging, or sorting as needed - Report incidents, safety concerns, and ...
Industrial Machine Operator
Nov 21
Tulsa, OK, USA
Barracuda Staffing Inc.
Machine Operator may be trained to learn to operate industrial manufacturing machines such as ... Burntable/CNC Laser/Plasma Cutting * Shop Help/Grinding * Part inspection * Steel Metal Fabrication ...
Equipment Operator
Oct 31
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Moon Valley Nurseries
Mainly operating a stomp grinder efficiently and safely around workers and customers. With more ... tree cutting work. Raking the area clear to maintain the safety zone. · Lining up branches and ...

The average pay for a Cutter Grinder Operator is $44,712 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cutter Grinder Operator is between $33,296 and $54,220. 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 the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Summary The Tool Grinder is responsible for building, repairing and maintaining miscellaneous machine cutting and grinding tools. They will setup and perform second operations duties on fixtures and ...
Direct Hire - Bevel Gear Grind Operators
Nov 12
Macomb County, MI, USA
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... Grind Operator who may be looking for a stable career in an excellent PROVEN facility - ran by ... Responsible for the setup, adjustment and operation of all sizes and types of bevel gear cutting ...
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