Job Setter

Set up and adjust machines used to fabricate parts for electron tubes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Job Setters do?

Sets up and adjusts machines, such as grid formers or spade-winding machines, used to fabricate parts for electron tubes: Reads work order or receives verbal instructions regarding machine setup. Installs specified parts, such as gears, cams, ratchets, cutters, and guides in machine. Sets control mechanisms that regulate functions, such as feed rate, spindle speed, air pressure, and wire tension. Loads, positions, and aligns wire or other fabrication material on feed mechanisms. Starts machine and observes operation to detect malfunction. Examines and measures sample part, using magnifying device and measuring instruments, such as balance scale, ruler, and micrometer, to ensure part meets specifications or to determine cause of defect. May maintain and repair machinery. May sharpen tools, using grinder or polishing equipment.


Should I be a Job Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • 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: Rim-Roller Setter

    How to become a Job Setter

    Job 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 Job Setter-related education!
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