Grinder II

Tend jigging machines that grind pivots of watch parts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Grinder IIs do?

Tends jigging machines that grind pivots of watch parts to specified lengths: Pulls spindle handle to open spindle, inserts pinion with tweezers, and releases handle to force pinion into place in chuck. Depresses pedal to start rotating grinding wheel across end of pivot to grind pivot to specified size. Measures pinions to ensure specified lengths, using loupe and precision upright gauge.

Should I be a Grinder II?

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

  • Also known as: Almond Grinder, Profile Grinder

    How to become a Grinder II

    Grinder IIs 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 Grinder II-related education!
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