Jewel Bearing Grinder

Tend lathes that grind sapphire jewel-bearing blanks flat on both sides.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Jewel Bearing Grinders do?

Tends lathe that grinds sapphire jewel-bearing blanks flat on both sides: Applies diamond dust to surface of grinding disk. Mounts lap in revolving chuck. Inserts single bearings into cavity at base of holder and holds bearings against revolving lap to grind them on one side. Mounts several bearings on metal disk coated with adhesive material, and holds disk against lap to grind other side of bearing.

Should I be a Jewel Bearing Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to become a Jewel Bearing Grinder

    Most Jewel Bearing Grinders 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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