Primer Inserting Machine Adjuster

Set up machines that insert explosive primers in cartridge cases.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Primer Inserting Machine Adjusters do?

Sets up and maintains in operation automatic machines that insert explosive primers in cartridge cases: Installs and adjusts punches, dies, and feed fingers, and regulates feeding and ejection mechanisms, using handtools and gauges. Frees jams and replaces worn or broken parts. Polishes steel punches and feed fingers to remove burrs, scratches, or adhering brass, using speed lathe and emery cloth. May feed plates or boards of primers into machine hoppers. May instruct new workers in machine operation and use of gauges.


Should I be a Primer Inserting 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
    Primer Inserting Machine Adjuster

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