Preassembler and Inspector

Lap pistons and slides of brass musical instruments.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Preassembler and Inspectors do?

Laps pistons and slides of brass musical instruments to ensure that joints slide freely: Screws piston onto shaft attached to handle, and brushes pumice compound onto piston. Inserts piston into matched valve, and laps it until it moves freely. Moves sliding joints to detect binding action. Applies abrasive compounds to slides, and files and laps them until they move freely. Inspects soldered joints for excess solder and rejects unacceptable joints.


Should I be a Preassembler and Inspector?

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

  • Also known as: Measuring Percher-and-Inspector

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    Preassembler and Inspector

    Preassembler and Inspectors 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 Preassembler and Inspector-related education!
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