Profession deburring machine operator

Deburring machine operators set up and tend mechanical deburring machines designed to strip metal workpieces of their rough edges, or burrs, by hammering over their surfaces in order to smoothen them or to roll over their edges in case of uneven slits or sheers in order to flatten them into the surface.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Types of deburring brush

    Types of abrasive brushes used in the deburring process, their qualities and applications, such as a twisted-in-wire brush, tube brush, power brush, wheel brush, cup brush and mandrel mounted brush.

  • Deburring machine parts

    The various parts of a machine designed for removing remaining edges on a workpiece after processing and smoothening, such as an abrasaive or deburring brush, deburring drum, dust extraction hood, powerful magnet, and others.

  • Deburring processes

    The various types of processes removing burrs from fabricated workpieces, such as grinding, media blasting, sanding, mass-finishing, spindle finishing, electrochemical deburring, abrasive flow machining, manual deburring, 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.

  • Smooth burred surfaces

    Inspect and smooth burred surfaces of steel and metal parts.

  • Tend deburring machine

    Tend a metalworking machine designed to remove excessive edges from a workpiece by applying deburring, abrasive machine processes, monitor and operate it according to regulations.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

    Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.

Optional knowledge and skills

record production data for quality control ferrous metal processing abrasive machining processes manufacturing of heating equipment manufacturing of door furniture from metal manufacturing of steel drums and similar containers non-ferrous metal processing manufacturing of weapons and ammunition cutting technologies manufacturing of tools apply precision metalworking techniques manufacturing of metal household articles manufacturing of light metal packaging manufacturing of cutlery keep records of work progress inspect quality of products spot metal imperfections manufacturing of small metal parts measure flatness of a surface metal smoothing technologies provide advice to technicians manufacturing of metal assembly products manufacturing of steam generators wear appropriate protective gear manufacturing of metal containers manufacturing of doors from metal consult technical resources operate precision measuring equipment manufacturing of metal structures types of metal manufacturing processes perform machine maintenance