U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic work pieces.
Illustrative examples: Jewel Bearing Facer,
Tool Polishing Machine Operator,
Broad Occupation: 51-4030 Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Minor Group: 51-4000 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers
Major Group: 51-0000 Production Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010