Parts Remover

Remove watch parts from metal polishing blocks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Parts Removers do?

Removes watch parts from metal polishing blocks, utilizing one of following methods: Heats block on hot plate to melt shellac, and pushes parts off block, using spatula, or holds block upside down and blows parts off block, using compressed airhose. Heats and places block upside down on bed of handpress. Lowers ram to force parts out. Places blocks in caustic solution to dissolve shellac and loosen parts.


Should I be a Parts Remover?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Parts Picker

    How to become a Parts Remover

    Most Parts Removers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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