Barrel Cap Setter

Attach caps to the mainspring barrel assemblies.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Barrel Cap Setters do?

Attaches cap to mainspring barrel assembly, using handtools: Places barrel assemblies in nests of special holder. Positions caps on assemblies, using tweezers, and presses caps firmly in place, using cap press. Oils assembly, using fountain oiler or oil-filled hypodermic syringe.


Should I be a Barrel Cap Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Barrel Cap Setter

    Barrel Cap Setters 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 Barrel Cap Setter-related education!
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