Jewel Cupping Machine Operator

Tend cupping machines that cut and polish oilcups in jewel bearings.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Jewel Cupping Machine Operators do?

Tends cupping machine that cuts and polishes oilcups in jewel bearings: Depresses pedal to open chuck, inserts jewel with tweezers, and releases pedal to clamp jewel in place. Lowers head holding diamond and borax broaching tool to working position, starts machine, and loads other machines. Removes finished jewel when machine automatically stops. Examines cupped jewels for correctness of cut. Verifies dimensions of recess on upright gauge.


Should I be a Jewel Cupping Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to Become a
    Jewel Cupping Machine Operator

    Most Jewel Cupping Machine Operators 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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