Profession cylindrical grinder operator

Cylindrical grinding operators set up and tend cylindrical grinding machines designed to apply abrasive processes in order to remove small amounts of excess material and smoothen metal workpieces by multiple abrasive grinding wheels with diamond teeth as a cutting device for very precise and light cuts, as the workpiece is fed past it and formed into a cylinder.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Cylindrical grinder parts

    The different machinery parts of a cylindrical grinder, their qualities and applications, such as the grinding wheel, wheel spindle, added coolant supply, infeed, work centres, and others.


  • Dispose of cutting waste material

    Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.

  • Tend cylindrical grinder

    Tend a metalworking machine designed to smoothen a metal surface by applying cylindrical grinding, abrasive machine processes, monitor and operate it according to regulations.

  • Apply precision metalworking techniques

    Comply with precision standards specific to an organisation or product in metalworking, involved in processes such as engraving, precise cutting, welding.

  • Spot metal imperfections

    Observe and identify various kinds of imperfections in metal workpieces or finished products. Recognise the best fitted manner of fixing the problem, which could be caused by corrosion, rust, fractures, leaks, and other signs of wear.

  • Smooth burred surfaces

    Inspect and smooth burred surfaces of steel and metal parts.

Optional knowledge and skills

manufacturing of small metal parts manufacturing of light metal packaging manufacturing of metal structures inspect quality of products operate precision measuring equipment operate hand tools in chain making non-ferrous metal processing measure flatness of a surface ferrous metal processing manufacturing of cutlery manufacturing of metal assembly products operate file for deburring types of metal manufacturing processes manufacturing of metal household articles consult technical resources manufacturing of door furniture from metal provide advice to technicians types of cylindrical grinding processes manufacturing of heating equipment keep records of work progress geometry maintain mechanical equipment supply machine with appropriate tools cutting technologies perform test run abrasive machining processes manufacturing of weapons and ammunition manufacturing of doors from metal monitor automated machines manufacturing of metal containers manufacturing of steam generators metal smoothing technologies mechanics