Gauge and Weigh Machine Adjuster

Set up machines to measure and weigh loaded cartridges.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Gauge and Weigh Machine Adjusters do?

Sets up machines to measure and weigh loaded cartridges: Turns setscrews and nuts to adjust and synchronize feeding, gauging, weighing, and ejection mechanisms, using handtools, and master cartridge and fixed gauges to verify settings. Starts machine and inspects sample cartridges for conformance to weight and size specifications. Disassembles machine to replace worn or broken parts or to install parts to accommodate specific size or type of cartridge, using handtools. Tags trays of rejected cartridges, indicating reason for rejection, and routes them to other workers for reinspection or salvage. Cleans and lubricates equipment. Gives instructions to new workers for operating machine.


Should I be a Gauge and Weigh Machine Adjuster?

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

  • How to Become a
    Gauge and Weigh Machine Adjuster

    Gauge and Weigh Machine Adjusters 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 Gauge and Weigh Machine Adjuster-related education!
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