Balance Assembler

Screw watch balances and balance bridge assemblies to the pillar plates.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Balance Assemblers do?

Screws watch balance and balance bridge assembly to pillar plate. Places pillar plate in holding fixture, and positions balance and bridge assembly on plate securing with screws. Tests balance for endshake by gently moving balance, using tweezers, and determining from experience if shake is within acceptable limits. Raises bridge slightly, using tweezers, or disassembles bridge and presses down on reverse side to correct shake. Touches oil-filled hypodermic needle to jewel to oil lower balance jewel prior to assembling. Observes minute parts with aid of loupe and handles parts with tweezers.

Should I be a Balance Assembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Balance Assembler

    Balance Assemblers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Balance Assembler-related education!
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