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Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Workers
(SOC Code : 51-9021)
in Ventura County

Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Ventura County is the same as Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura MSA20201st Qtr$13.33$11.90$12.52$14.28

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Ventura County 2016 - 20262002505025.031

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Ventura County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg 2717.6%
Mining (except Oil and Gas) 18.3%
Other Food Manufacturing 175.5%
Fruit, Vegetable, & Specialty Foods Mfg 44.3%
Machine Shops and Threaded Products 1093.3%
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 32.4%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Read work orders to determine production specifications and information.
Observe operation of equipment to ensure continuity of flow, safety, and efficient operation, and to detect malfunctions.
Move controls to start, stop, or adjust machinery and equipment that crushes, grinds, polishes, or blends materials.
Examine materials, ingredients, or products, visually or with hands, to ensure conformance to established standards.
Record data from operations, testing, and production on specified forms.
Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, or products at specified intervals to ensure conformance to requirements.
Clean, adjust and maintain equipment, using hand tools.
Notify supervisors of needed repairs.
Set mill gauges to specified fineness of grind.
Reject defective products and readjust equipment to eliminate problems.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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