Jewel Grinder I

Tend grinding machines that fashion round jewels from square blanks.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Jewel Grinder Is do?

Tends centerless grinding machine that fashions round jewels from square blanks: Positions and aligns row of square jewels on edge in trough. Brushes bead of honey on row of jewels, places row on rest of grinder, and secures row in place with spring device that applies pressure against each end of row. Starts grinder that rotates and grinds jewels, which are held in place in triangular area formed by grinding wheel, driving wheel, and rest. Measures outside diameter of round jewels for size on jaw gauge.

Should I be a Jewel Grinder I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Jewel Grinder I

    Most Jewel Grinder Is 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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