Tumbler

Tend tumbling machines that deburr, smooth, and burnish watch parts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tumblers do?

Tends tumbling machine that deburrs, smooths, and burnishes watch parts: Dumps specified abrasive powder, stones, or metal balls, in machine. Starts machine that cleans and burnishes parts. Rinses tumbled parts and dips them into oil to prevent rusting. Places parts in heated centrifuge to dry.


Should I be a Tumbler?

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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Tumbler

    Most Tumblers 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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