Loading Machine Adjuster

Set up machines to fill cartridge cases with powder and insert bullets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Loading Machine Adjusters do?

Sets up automatic machine to fill small arms cartridge cases with powder and insert bullets: Installs machine parts, such as shell and bullet dials, carriers, punches, crimping die, and powder charge regulator, to accommodate designated size and type of cartridge to be filled, using handtools. Turns setscrews or nuts to adjust and synchronize mechanisms. Cleans machine and lubricates moving parts. Polishes punches and dies to remove scratches or adhering brass, using bench grinder and emery cloth. Disassembles machine or parts to remove jammed cartridges and to replace worn or broken parts. Tests sample of cartridges for pullout of bullets and weighs powder load, using pull-test machine and gram scale. Records test results. Gives instructions to new workers in operation of machines and use of gauges.

Should I be a Loading 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.

  • Also known as: Casting-Machine Adjuster

    How to become a Loading Machine Adjuster

    Loading 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 Loading Machine Adjuster-related education!
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