Barrel Assembly Inspector

Inspect and adjust the mainspring barrel assemblies .
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Barrel Assembly Inspectors do?

Inspects and adjusts mainspring barrel assembly, utilizing either of following methods: Grasps barrel arbor with pliers and locks arbor by means of adjustable ring on plier arms. Holds barrel and turns arbor to wind mainspring. Allows pliers to hang freely to observe spinning motion as result of spring unwinding, indicating faulty assembly. Separates faulty assemblies and places rejected assemblies by type of reject in containers for repair. Winds spring to determine if arbor hook is secured in hole of center coil, using hand winding device. Tests endshake of barrel, using tweezers. Separates faulty barrel assemblies.

Should I be a Barrel Assembly Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Barrel Assembly

    How to Become a
    Barrel Assembly Inspector

    Most Barrel Assembly 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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