Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $33,160.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,446
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 1.33 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up production equipment or machinery
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Cut glass or crystal to specifications
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Collect samples for analysis or testing

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate industrial production equipment
Operate metal or plastic fabricating equipment
Operate processing equipment
Operate ore refining or foundry equipment
Operate power or hand tools in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Operate power driven pumps, equipment, or systems
Operate crushing or grinding machine

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Evaluate quality of materials or products
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing machinery and equipment
Inspect production equipment
Test manufactured products
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill

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