Polishers are primarily responsible for polishing and buffing stainless steel parts while removing defects such as spots or scratches. They also cut and rake wheel belts and test machinery and equipment for errors and deficiencies. They must make the proper selections of grit belts, wheels, or machines to be used, and they may also train new employees in the use of machines as determined by an immediate supervisor.
Polishers work with a route sheet or blueprint in the polishing process and adhere to standard operating procedures to meet or exceed company specifications. They use specialized equipment, perform visual inspections, and report quality problems to an immediate supervisor, and they must finish required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner and maintain a clean working environment while making proper use of company equipment, tools, and supplies.
A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position, and polishers must be on their feet to maneuver parts on a continuous basis for full-time shifts. They may occasionally carry 25 to 50 pounds of materials from one location to another, and good hand-eye coordination is highly beneficial for this position. They may work a variety of shifts, weekends included, and usually wear personal protective equipment while on the job.
Polish and sand stone using a variety of tools, machines, and chemicals.
Ensure final product meets quality standards.
Operate, clean, and adjust polishing and cutting equipment.