Jewel Bearing Facer

Operate lathes to grind jewel bearings to specified thickness.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Jewel Bearing Facers do?

Operates lathe to grind jewel bearings to specified thickness: Mounts fixture in chuck of lathe and inserts jewel bearing into recess of fixture, using tweezers. Mounts grinding disk impregnated with diamond dust on opposite faceplate of lathe. Manipulates controls to bring bearing into contact with grinding disk and to govern grinding process, working to tolerances of 0.0005 inch. Examines bearings, using measuring instruments, such as gauges and micrometers, to ensure conformance with specifications.

Should I be a Jewel Bearing Facer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Jewel Bearing Facer

    Most Jewel Bearing 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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