Shell Assembler

Assemble component parts of artillery shells.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shell Assemblers do?

Assembles component parts of artillery shells for shipment to loading arsenal: Lifts shells onto bench. Screws fuse plugs into base of shells, and adapters into nose, using hand and pneumatic wrenches. Smears petroleum jelly onto unlacquered shell surfaces. Screws plugs into nosefuse holes. Cleans and reams threads. May lacquer shells and metal parts by brushing, spraying, or dipping.


Should I be a Shell Assembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • 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: Shear Assembler, Sheller

    How to become a Shell Assembler

    Shell Assemblers 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 Shell Assembler-related education!
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