Tend machines that grind center-pinion pivots, and similar watch parts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Burnishers do?

Tends machine that grinds center-pinion pivots, shoulders, and similar watch parts to specifications: Inserts pivots into chuck or collet of machine, using fingers or tweezers, and starts machine. Removes product when machine stops and measures part for conformance to specifications, using gauge. May clean and oil machine and change machine belts as needed.

Should I be a Burnisher?

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.

  • Also known as: Armature Varnisher, Boat Garnisher, Bosher, Bottom Burnisher, Bucket Pusher, Bushel Girl, Tip Burnisher

    How to become a Burnisher

    Burnishers 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 Burnisher-related education!
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