Fountain Pen Turner

Tend screw machines that turn or thread plastic or rubber tubing stocks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fountain Pen Turners do?

Tends multiple-spindle automatic screw machine that bores, turns, or threads plastic or rubber tubing stock to form barrels of pens and pencils: Positions and secures tools in toolholders following job order and verbal instructions, using wrenches. Positions and secures bar stock in chuck. Starts machine and engages automatic feed. Spot checks conformance of completed workpiece to specifications, using dial and fixed gauges.


Should I be a Fountain Pen Turner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Axle Turner, Barrel Turner, Bar Turner, Concaver, Planer, Rubber Turner

    How to become a Fountain Pen Turner

    Most Fountain Pen Turners 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:9ycaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2844%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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