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Cutter Grinder Operator Salary
in Idaho, United States

$39,598 (USD)

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Last updated: February 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cutter Grinder Operator is $39,598 a year and $19 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Cutter Grinder Operator is between $29,487 and $48,018. 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 Idaho, United States.

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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.
Cutter Grinder Operator Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

Job family: Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

Job family population: 8,060

Estimated population of Cutter Grinder Operator jobs: 649

Rate of error: 4.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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