Machine Deburrer

Tend bench lathes that remove burrs and polish watch parts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Deburrers do?

Tends bench lathe that removes burrs and polishes watch parts, such as pinions and wheels: Inserts part in chuck of lathe, using loupe and tweezers. Positions deburring tool on tool rest, starts lathe, and moves tool against part to smooth surface.


Should I be a Machine Deburrer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Deburrer, Machine

    How to become a Machine Deburrer

    Most Machine Deburrers 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:9ycaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2844%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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