Career Outlook for Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Aluminum Polisher, Deburring Machine Operator, Jewel Bearing Facer, Metal Grinder, Tool Polishing Machine Operator
The overall job outlook for Metal or Plastic Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, or Buffing Machine Tool Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 29.03 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 4.84 percent per year. Demand for Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go up, with an expected 7,800 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.39 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
California 8,280
Ohio 5,330
Pennsylvania 4,430
Texas 4,410
Indiana 3,900
New York 3,820
Illinois 3,740
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders
North Dakota 60
Delaware 70
Idaho 110
Montana 110
West Virginia 120
Maryland 150
New Mexico 180
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