Press or rivet parts together for use in assembly of watches.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stakers do?

Presses or rivets parts together for use in assembly of watches, clocks, timers, and industrial motors, using staking machine or hand staking tools: Positions parts in specific relationship to each other in recess of die or fits part in punch of machine, using tweezers and loupe. Activates machine to lower punch that presses or rivets parts together. Places assembled parts on conveyor, in tray, or on table for further processing. May be designated according to parts assembled as Balance-Staff Staker; Hairspring Staker; Pin Inserter; Pinion Staker; Roller Staker.

Should I be a Staker?

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: Balance-Staff Staker, Leather Staker, Pinion Staker, Shaker Out, Starch Crab, Stower

    How to become a Staker

    Stakers 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 Staker-related education!
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