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Grinder Machine Setter Salary
in Alabama, United States

$35,027 (USD)

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Last updated: March 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Grinder Machine Setter is $35,027 a year and $17 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Grinder Machine Setter is between $26,369 and $42,190. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up metal-grinding machines, such as external, internal, surface, and centerless grinders, for grinder operators, production, according to specifications, tooling instructions, standard charts, and knowledge of grinding procedures, and operates machine to grind first-run workpiece: reads from blueprint and job order product specifications for dimensions, tolerances, and number of parts to be ground and tooling instructions, such as speeds, feed rates, holding fixtures, and grinding wheels to be used.
  • Mounts grinding wheels on spindles with wrenches.
  • Dresses wheels to specifications, using dressing devices.
  • Moves controls to set specified grinding speeds, feed rates, and angle of grinding wheel to workpiece or vice versa.
  • Positions and tightens cams to control depth of cut and length of stroke.
  • Lifts and positions workpieces manually or with hoist, and secures them on machine tables, faceplates, or magnetic chucks, in chuck jaws, or between centers, using wrenches and clamps.
  • Starts machine, moves controls to adjust machine settings, and observes operation.
  • Verifies first-run products for conformance to specifications, using such measuring instruments as micrometers, calipers, and preset gauges.
  • May feed machine by hand.
  • May direct flow of coolant over cutting area.
  • May measure workpiece prior to grinding to determine amount of material to be removed.
  • May be required to have experience with particular material, product, or precision level, or machine of particular size, type, or trade name.
Grinder Machine Setter Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 74,600

Estimated population of Grinder Machine Setter jobs: 2,695

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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