Jewel Hole Finish Opener

Operate jewel-opening machines to smooth and polish jewel holes to size.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Jewel Hole Finish Openers do?

Operates jewel-opening machine to smooth and polish jewel holes to size: Mounts wire, on which jewels are strung, in machine, pulls wire taut, and forces sleevelike devices against each end of jewel row to force jewels tightly together. Brushes shellac over jewels and allows them to harden. Starts belt which causes row of jewels to rotate around wire. Pulls diamond-dusted tapered wire back and forth through rotating jewels to enlarge and polish holes. Pulls thicker portion of wire into working position until hole reaches specified diameter. Verifies size of hole on graduated tapered needle. Works to tolerances of 0.0001 inch.

Should I be a Jewel Hole Finish Opener?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Finish Opener, Jewel Hole

    How to become a Jewel Hole Finish Opener

    Most Jewel Hole Finish Openers 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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