Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
What They Do
Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.
- 2014 employment: 30,200
- May 2015 median annual wage: $33,810
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: -2,300
- Growth rate: -8 percent (Decline)
How to Become One
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.