Tend machines that automatically polish watch crowns and ratchet wheels.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Snailers do?

Tends machine that automatically polishes watch crown and ratchet wheels and inscribes decorative snailed lines on them: Places wheel in rotating chuck of machine. Brushes abrasive mixture onto metal lap and starts machine that automatically polishes and snails wheels.

Should I be a Snailer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • 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: Band Saw Filer, Key Filer, Metal Filer, Pattern Filer, Snagger

    How to become a Snailer

    Most Snailers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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