Set Up Worker

Set up and adjust staking machines used to assemble clock and watch parts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Set Up Workers do?

Sets up and adjusts staking machines used to assemble clock and watch parts according to blueprints and operation sheets: Confers with department supervisor and reviews operation sheets to determine parts or assemblies to be processed, assembly specifications, and instructions for machine setup. Bolts or screws specified dies into beds of machines according to blueprints, using handtools. Operates machines to press or rivet parts together to form sample assemblies. Examines and measures sample assemblies for adherence to surface and dimensional specifications, using gauges such as micrometers and calipers, and confers with quality control personnel to gain approval of sample for production. Demonstrates operation of machines to production workers and examines work to detect production defects. Oils and cleans machines, using oilcans and cloths.

Should I be a Set Up Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • How to become a Set Up Worker

    Set Up Workers 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 Set Up Worker-related education!
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