Engine Turner

Cut designs or lines in jewelries.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$19,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Engine Turners do?

Cuts designs or lines in jewelry by machine: Marks design or line on jewelry, using ruler and scriber, following sample, sketch, photograph, or standard pattern. Clamps article of jewelry in holding device of machine and cuts design by moving cutting tool along guidelines. Observes progress of work through magnifying glass attached to cutting tool. Sharpens cutting tool.


Should I be an Engine Turner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become an Engine Turner

    Engine Turners 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 Engine Turner-related education!
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