Jewel Bearing Turner

Operate lathes to turn edges of partially processed jewel bearings.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Jewel Bearing Turners do?

Operates lathe to turn edges of partially processed jewel bearings: Chips edges of ground sapphires to approach disk shape, using chisel and hammer. Mounts bearing in chuck of lathe. Starts lathe and presses diamond cutter against circumference of bearing. Examines shaped bearing, using magnifying glass and dial micrometers, to ensure conformance with specifications.


Should I be a Jewel Bearing Turner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Pinner, Jewel Bearing

    How to become a Jewel Bearing Turner

    Most Jewel Bearing Turners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaoaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2819%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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