Wheel and Pinion Inspector

Inspect and adjust assembled watch wheels and pinions.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wheel and Pinion Inspectors do?

Inspects and adjusts assembled watch wheels and pinions for surface and mechanical defects, using tweezers, gauges, and loupe: Examines wheels for levelness, using gauges, and adjusts wheels to correct discrepancies [STRAIGHTENER, HAND]. Tests and adjusts endshake of wheels, using loupe and tweezers. Mounts wheels in gauge and observes gauge readings to verify that wheels and pinions are concentric with staff. Places straightedge on flat surface of wheels and turns wheels, observing wheels to detect passage of light, to test wheels for flatness. Examines wheels to detect scratches and broken teeth, using loupe. Segregates faulty and acceptable assemblies.


Should I be a Wheel and Pinion Inspector?

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

  • Also known as: Inspector, Wheel and Pinion, Pinion Inspector

    How to Become a
    Wheel and Pinion Inspector

    Most Wheel and Pinion Inspectors 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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