Assembly Machine Set-Up Mechanic

Set up and maintain in operating adjustment machines and equipment.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Assembly Machine Set-Up Mechanics do?

Sets up and maintains in operating adjustment machines and equipment, such as capacitor-pack-winding machine, electrode cutter, spot welders, name-plate stamping machine, and induction heating unit: Receives instructions from supervisor regarding size, number, and type of capacitors to be produced. Arranges work benches and assembly lines to facilitate production. Inserts material into feed mechanism of machines and measures distance between points to set stops on machine, using rule. Secures dogs on dials of counting mechanism to indicate stops during winding operations. Installs machine cutting tools and welding electrodes. Adjusts setscrews to obtain tension on holding devices, using handtools. Makes trial run to ensure proper setting and informs operator regarding production requirements and machine operation. Inspects products to locate malfunctions in machine operation.


Should I be an Assembly Machine Set-Up Mechanic?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become an
    Assembly Machine Set-Up Mechanic

    Assembly Machine Set-Up Mechanics 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 Assembly Machine Set-Up Mechanic-related education!
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