Bullet Assembly Press Setter-Operator

Set up and operate machines to cut and size lead wires into bullet cores.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bullet Assembly Press Setter-Operators do?

Sets up and operates automatic machine to cut and size lead wire into bullet cores, fit cores into steel jackets, and shape nose and base of bullets according to specifications: Installs and aligns dies and cutting tools and adjusts pressure and depth of stroke of cutting mechanism according to specifications, using handtools and gauges [STRAIGHT-LINE-PRESS SETTER; SWAGING-MACHINE ADJUSTER]. Threads lead wire through machine guides and pulleys [CUT-OFF-MACHINE OPERATOR; SWAGING-MACHINE OPERATOR]. Starts machine to obtain sample bullet and to verify machine setup. Examines bullets for defects and conformance to specifications, using gauges.


Should I be a Bullet Assembly Press Setter-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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to Become a
    Bullet Assembly Press Setter-Operator

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