Machine Turner

Tend grinding machines that grind sapphire squares to disk shape.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Turners do?

Tends grinding machine that grinds sapphire squares to disk shape, for use as jewel bearings: Glues specified number of sapphire squares together to form stack. Positions stack between abrasive and rubber rolls of grinding machine and starts machine that grinds sapphires to disk shape. May operate similar machine equipped with diamond-dust-coated wheel to smooth edges of sapphire disk.

Should I be a Machine Turner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Turner, Machine

    How to become a Machine Turner

    Most Machine Turners 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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