Lathe Operator

Operate lathe type saws to saw rough diamonds along premarked lines.

What does a Lathe Operator do?

Operates lathe type saw to saw rough diamonds along premarked lines preparatory to shaping operation, using bench lathes: Attaches sawing wheel to lathe and applies abrasive compound. Positions stone in cement holder of lathe, starts lathe, and presses diamond against revolving wheel to groove stone along premarked lines. Adjusts arm of lathe to apply pressure required to saw diamond. Periodically examines sawing operation to ensure standard production.