Locate and mark specified drilling position on surfaces of diamonds.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Spotters do?

Locates and marks specified drilling position on surfaces of diamonds used as dies: Places diamond under microscope and moves it at various angles until clear channel through gem can be seen. Forms indentation in diamond surface to mark spot for drilling, using diamond chips held in pliers. Drills starting hole of minute dimensions, using electrically powered hand drill.

Should I be a Spotter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Potato Spotter, Tire Spotter

    How to become a Spotter

    Most Spotters 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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