Operate lathes to polish faces of jewel bearings.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Facers do?

Operates lathe to polish faces of jewel bearings: Affixes boxwood lap impregnated with diamond dust to faceplate of lathe. Starts lathe and moves bearing against revolving lap, using pointed stick to facilitate handling jewel bearing. Inspects polished bearings to ensure conformance with standard, using magnifying glass.

Should I be a Facer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Facer

    Most Facers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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