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CRUSHING, GRINDING, AND POLISHING MACHINE SETTERS, OPERATORS, AND TENDERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Read work orders to determine production specifications and information.
  • Observe operation of equipment to ensure continuity of flow, safety, and efficient operation, and to detect malfunctions.
  • Move controls to start, stop, or adjust machinery and equipment that crushes, grinds, polishes, or blends materials.
  • Record data from operations, testing, and production on specified forms.
  • Examine materials, ingredients, or products, visually or with hands, to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, or products at specified intervals to ensure conformance to requirements.
  • Clean, adjust, and maintain equipment, using hand tools.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly..
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance..
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed..
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it..
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods..
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Moderate-term on-the-job training (1 to 12 months)
 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $39,584.00 $19.03 $12.75 $14.32 - $23.04
Bridgeport/Stamford $34,091.00 $16.39 $11.13 $11.86 - $19.73
Hartford $37,246.00 $17.91 $12.75 $14.19 - $22.01
New Haven $51,590.00 $24.80 $16.93 $18.71 - $30.80
New London/Norwich $47,976.00 $23.06 $20.07 $20.72 - $25.31
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 500 500 0% 11
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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