Diamond Mounter

Mount industrial diamonds in tools used for dressing and truing.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Diamond Mounters do?

Positions and mounts industrial diamonds in tools used for dressing and truing I grinding wheels and for machining metal, according to type and size of tool by one of following methods: Places tools shank in press and moves controls to force diamond into shank. Applies solder and flux around diamond and places tool into electric induction furnace for specified time to bond diamond to shank. Inserts wire through hole in diamond and twists wire around pin on tool shank. Positions mold around diamond and shank and pours molten metal into mold to cast tool containing diamond. Presses powdered metal into mold around diamond on tool shank and places in sintering furnace for specified time to fabricate tool containing diamond. Aligns and clamps diamond in tool shank. Cleans joints of diamond and shank, using wire brush and cleaning solution. Bonds shank and diamond together, using brazing alloy and acetylene hand torch.

Should I be a Diamond Mounter?

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

  • How to become a Diamond Mounter

    Diamond Mounters 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 Diamond Mounter-related education!
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