Drill holes and sockets for stones or hinges in pieces of jewelry.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Drillers do?

Drills holes and sockets for stones or hinges in pieces of jewelry, such as brooches, rings, and bracelets: Inserts drill bit of specified size in chuck of press and starts drill. Holds piece of jewelry against drill, pressing it until holes or sockets are formed. May use hand drill.

Should I be a Driller?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Driller, Multiple Spindle, Driller, Portable, Tack Driller

    How to become a Driller

    Drillers 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 Driller-related education!
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