Countersinker

Operate drill presses to countersink drilled holes in watch parts.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Countersinkers do?

Operates vertical- or horizontal-drill press to countersink drilled holes in watch parts: Places part in bed or chuck of press. Aligns countersinking bit and hole, using loupe, and advances bit manually to automatic stop device. Removes part from press and measures depth of countersink, using precision dial gauge. May countersink screw holes around periphery of balance wheels and be designated Countersinker, Balance Screw Hole.


Should I be a Countersinker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • 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: Countersinker, Balance Screw Hole

    How to become a Countersinker

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