Tool Grinders

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Tool Grinders

Tool Grinders - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, tool grinders:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a low level of social contact. Tool grinders usually work alone.
  • Are responsible for the health and safety of others.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Always work indoors.
  • Always wear protective attire, such as gloves and safety glasses.
  • Are regularly exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable.
  • Are often exposed to hazardous equipment and contaminants.
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  • Are sometimes exposed to hazardous situations that may produce cuts or minor burns.
  • Are sometimes exposed to very hot or very cold temperatures.

Work Performance

  • Must fully complete and be exact in their work. Errors could produce defective work pieces and cost the company money.
  • Must let the work pace be determined by the speed of the equipment.
  • Repeat the same physical activities.


  • Usually work full time.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.