Jewel Bearing Driller

Operate bench lathes to drill holes of specified size in jewel bearings.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Jewel Bearing Drillers do?

Operates bench lathes to drill holes of specified size in jewel bearings: Sharpens diamond drill, using diamond cutter and other tools. Mounts chuck in lathe and inserts shaped and ground sapphire bearing between jaws of chuck, using tweezers. Starts lathe and holds drill against center of bearing, cutting halfway through. Reverses bearing in chuck and drills through center of bearing from other side until holes meet.


Should I be a Jewel Bearing Driller?

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.

  • How to become a Jewel Bearing Driller

    Jewel Bearing 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 Jewel Bearing Driller-related education!
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