Crusher Setter

Adjust gaps of cone crushers used to reduce taconite ores.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Crusher Setters do?

Adjusts gaps of cone crushers used to reduce taconite ore to specified size: Lowers lead cone into operating crusher that compresses cone to size of crusher gap. Measures compressed cone with rule to determine amount of adjustment of crusher opening. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 to turn threaded crusher bowl to set gap at specified opening. Drives wedges and bolts locking links to secure bowl, using sledges, pliers, and pry bars.


Should I be a Crusher 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.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Battery Starter, Bog Cutter, Prop Setter

    How to become a Crusher Setter

    Crusher 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 Crusher Setter-related education!
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