What does a Roll Grinder/Turner (602H) do?

Roll Grinders/Turners generally work in steel manufacturing and metal production companies. Customers (like automotive manufacturers) often require that metal be specific size and thickness, so the metal is heated and rolled through machines that flatten them to half the previous size. A Roll Grinder/Turner measures and grinds the metal when it comes off the rollers, repeating the process until the steel is just the right thickness.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Understanding and applying all safety protocols
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics, and job orders
  • Setting up and safely operating machine tools
  • Grinding, turning, and texturing materials including cast iron, cast steel, iron, high chrome, tool steel, and forged rolls
  • Verifying dimension of parts using precision measuring instruments
  • Performing routine maintenance on equipment and machinery; calibrating equipment
  • Performing rigging and hoisting
  • Inspecting and measuring rolls

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma; OYAP offers opportunity to become registered apprentice while finishing school
  • While not mandatory, completion of a 5,760-hour apprenticeship, including a combination of on-the-job and in-school training, is recommended

What's Your Future as a Roll Grinder/Turner (602H)?

  • 35-40 hours per week, often in shifts
  • Primarily indoors in industrial setting; may be exposed to high noise levels
  • Repetitive work; must lift/carry heavy materials and stand for prolonged periods
  • Employers include primary steel producers, metal product manufacturing companies, and tool and cutlery manufacturers

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers average $14.00-$24.00 per hour.

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