Anvil Seating Press Operator

Tend power presses that force primer anvils into loaded primer cups.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Anvil Seating Press Operators do?

Tends power press that forces primer anvils into loaded primer cups to form complete primers for small arms cartridges: Aligns specially holed plate containing anvils over matching plate of loaded primer cups. Positions assembled plates in holding fixture, pulls lever to lock plates in place on feed table, and starts machine. Examines assembly for malformations, discolorations, and other defects. May seat anvils, using hand-operated toggle press. May tend shaker machine that fills plates with primer components [SHAKER-PLATE OPERATOR].

Should I be an Anvil Seating Press Operator?

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.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Anvil Smith

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