Jewel Flat Surfacer

Tend lapping machines that polish flat surfaces of round jewel bearings.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Jewel Flat Surfacers do?

Tends lapping machine that polishes flat surfaces of round jewel bearings: Blocks in molten shellac in circular row near outside edge of flat, circular steel block. Sets blocks, usually four or five at once, in holding chuck and turns screw press to force blocked jewels against diamond dusted revolving lap. Observes polishing to detect signs of overheating and removes hot block for cooling before shellac melts and jewels are damaged by being turned on edge. Examines finish of jewels for appearance with loupe and verifies thickness with upright dial gauge.

Should I be a Jewel Flat Surfacer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Flat Surfacer, Jewel

    How to become a Jewel Flat Surfacer

    Most Jewel Flat Surfacers 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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