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Grinder Setup Operator External Salary
in Alabama, United States

$44,375 (USD)

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Last updated: March 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Grinder Setup Operator External is $44,375 a year and $21 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Grinder Setup Operator External is between $32,684 and $54,127. 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

  • Operates and prepares grinding machines to grind threads on metal objects, such as screws, bolts, and micrometer spindles, and to grind internal and external surfaces of metal work pieces to specifications, following tooling instructions, standard charts, blueprints, and job orders, applying knowledge of grinding procedures.
  • Reads blueprint and job order for product specifications, such as dimensions, tolerances, and number of parts to be ground, and tooling instructions, such as grinding speeds, feed rates, holding fixtures, and grinding wheel to be used.
  • Mounts wheel on spindle, using wrenches.
  • Dresses wheel to specifications, using dressing device.
  • Sets machine controls to specified grinding speeds, feed rates, and angle of wheel.
  • Positions and tightens cams and stops to control depth of cut and length of stroke.
  • Lifts and positions work piece, manually or using hoist, and secures work piece on faceplate or magnetic chuck, in fixture or chuck, or directly to machine table.
  • Starts machine and activates controls to feed wheel against work piece or vice versa, or engages automatic feeding device.
  • Verifies dimensions of finished work piece for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, preset gauges, load test equipment, thread measuring wires, and thread gauges.
  • Changes worn grinding wheel, using wrenches.
  • May place work piece in hopper or fixture of automatic feeding device.
  • May grind nonmetallic materials.
  • May be required to have experience with custom or production work or with specific type of machine, material, or product.
Grinder Setup Operator External 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 Setup Operator External jobs: 3,062

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Grinder Setup Operator External Job Listings for Alabama, United States

Machinist/CNC Operators - 4403529
Jan 29
Clanton, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
... mill, grinder, drill press, and band saw. Working knowledge of CNC milling machining centers is ... setup requirements. Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of ...
CNC Machinist 1st and 3rd
Mar 13
Huntsville, AL, USA
Onin Staffing
... Setup, program and operate CNC machine centers and lathes as production needs dictate. 2. Write new ... Ability to operate bench grinder to sharpen tools. 13. Ability to work as a team member. 14
Tooling Technician
Mar 6
Huntsville, AL, USA
Bocar US will manufacture high-end body structural aluminum parts for automakers operating in the ... Setup and operate machines such as lathes, mills, drills, and surface grinders, etc. * Operate ...
Machinist - 4458158
Mar 8
Clanton, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
May specialize in setting up and operating NC machines and machining centers and be designated ... grinders, and shapers. Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors, such as speed ...
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