Polishing Pad Mounter

Apply pitch and mount cloth pads on surface of metal laps.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

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What do Polishing Pad Mounters do?

Applies pitch and mounts cloth pads on surface of metal laps I used for polishing lens surfaces: Heats metal laps over gas flame. Rubs bar of pitch or pours molten pitch on heated lap surface and positions cloth pad on lap. Places cup-shaped holder of same curve as lap over cloth pad and clamps assembly in bench press until pitch sets. May apply pad or remove old pad, using knife.

Should I be a Polishing Pad Mounter?

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

  • How to become a Polishing Pad Mounter

    Polishing Pad Mounters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Polishing Pad Mounter-related education!
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