Jewel Bearing Turner
Operate lathes to turn edges of partially processed jewel bearings.
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
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
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.
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