Cement optical elements to form units with specific optical properties.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cementers do?

Cements optical elements together to form units which have specific optical properties: Cleans elements, using solvent, tissue, brush, and compressed air device. Holds elements together to verify fit. Applies cement to element surfaces, using glass rod. Presses and rotates elements together to remove air pockets and distribute cement evenly over joined surfaces. Centers and clamps elements together. Places elements in curing oven for specified period.

Should I be a Cementer?

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

  • Also known as: Arch-Pad Cementer, Bottom Cementer II, Box-Toe Cementer, Cement Worker, Cushion Cementer, Felt Cementer, Tip Cementer See More

    How to become a Cementer

    Cementers 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 Cementer-related education!
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