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.
What you can expect to experience while on the job
Overall employment of metal and plastic machine workers is projected to decline 5 percent from 2021 to 2031. Despite decliningemployment, about 101,700 openings for metal and plastic machine workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.Read More
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