Metaalpolijsters, gereedschapslijpers e.d.


Lead Statement
Metal wheel-grinders, polishers and tool sharpeners grind and polish metal surfaces and sharpen tools.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • operating fixed or portable buffing and polishing machines;
  • sharpening cutting tools and instruments using grinding wheels or mechanically operated grinding machines;
  • repairing, adjusting and sharpening saw blades and metal teeth of cylinders in textile carding
  • machines;
  • dressing grinding wheels, according to specifications;
  • monitoring machine operations to determine whether adjustments are necessary; stop machines when problems occur;
  • inspecting, feeling, and measuring work pieces to ensure that surfaces and dimensions meet specifications;
  • selecting and mounting grinding wheels on machines, according to specifications, using hand tools and applying knowledge of abrasives and grinding procedures.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Metal finisher
  • Tool grinder
  • Metal polisher
  • Knife sharpener

Excluded occupations
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Metal finishing machine –operator -8122
  • Metal polishing machine operator -8122

ISCO 88 Code(s) 7224
(NCvB; Mei 2010)