Automatic Pinsetter Adjuster

Adjust automatic pinsetters following blueprints and inspect for defects.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automatic Pinsetter Adjusters do?

Inspects and adjusts automatic pinsetters, following blueprints, using handtools and gauges: Inspects pinsetter for defects and missing components following blueprint parts list. Mounts components or returns machine to assembly department for reworking. Rolls pinsetter to test bay and connects drive mechanism and power source. Adjusts microswitches, spring tension, traverse or circuit stops, cams, and other control mechanisms to specified settings, using handtools. Operates pinsetters to detect malfunctioning. Measures and regulates height and sweep of rake, using fixed gauge and handtools. Runs machine through complete cycle and inspects for pinsetting accuracy. Tests automatic shutoffs by running undersized pins through mechanism. Examines and adjusts each pin and pickup scissor to correct malfunctions.


Should I be an Automatic Pinsetter Adjuster?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Comb Setter, Pin Setter, Screw-Machine Adjuster, Automatic

    How to Become an
    Automatic Pinsetter Adjuster

    Most Automatic Pinsetter Adjusters have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:19ckaa&chl=no+college+%2842%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,42,49
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