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Beveling and Edging Machine Operator

Operate machines that bevel, pencil edge and polish glass or mirror edges.

What does a Beveling and Edging Machine Operator do?

Sets up and operates one or more machines to bevel, pencil edge, and polish rectangular glass or mirror edges: Loosens calibrated gauge with wrench and turns gauge to set grinding wheels to cut bevel to close tolerances. Presses buttons and turns handwheels to start flow of coolant and polishing compound onto grinding wheels. Starts machine and places glass or mirrors on conveyor of machine. Observes ammeter to determine grinding load. Turns handwheels to adjust grinding wheels. May move glass from machine and wipe edges to remove polishing compound. Feels edge for smoothness. Rejects defective glass or mirror and readjusts gauge.