Collet Gluer

Apply glue to hairspring and balance wheel assemblies of auto clocks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Collet Gluers do?

Applies glue to hairspring and balance wheel assembly of auto clocks and tends oven that dries glue to secure parts together: Places hairspring and balance wheel assembly in slots of die, using tweezers. Applies glue to inner coil of hairspring to join hairspring to balance staff collet, using glue dispenser. Sets time and temperature controls on bench-mounted oven and places tray of dies containing balance and hairspring assemblies in oven. Pulls trays from oven subsequent to curing of glue and stacks trays on rack for cooling. Pulls hairspring and balance wheel assemblies from dies and places assemblies in tray for further processing.


Should I be a Collet Gluer?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Gluer In, Gummer, Wood Gluer

    How to become a Collet Gluer

    Most Collet Gluers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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