Poising Inspector

Inspect poise of watch balance wheels.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Poising Inspectors do?

Inspects poise of watch balance wheels to determine if mass of wheel is equally distributed around balance wheel staff, using poising tools and loupe: Mounts wheel in poising tool that supports staff on knife edges as wheel is rotated in channel, using tweezers. Observes rotating wheel to verify evenness of turning, using loupe. Removes screw from uneven or heavy area of wheel and mills screw to decrease weight, using hand milling tool. Rejects and segregates units if balance wheels are out of poise or if general condition of unit does not meet specifications.


Should I be a Poising Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Poising

    How to become a Poising Inspector

    Most Poising Inspectors 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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