Shotgun Shell Reprinting Unit Operator

Tend machines that dissolve defective printing from shotgun shells.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shotgun Shell Reprinting Unit Operators do?

Tends machine that dissolves and wipes defective printing from shotgun shells and reprints them with load information: Pours shells from salvage boxes into deprinting machine hopper. Inserts felt wipers in wiping wells and shell-holding bushings in feed dial to accommodate gauge shell to be run. Fills solvent and ink reservoirs. Pastes strip of rubber type of specified load data around roller and inserts roller in reprinting machine holder. Starts hopper paddle, drying fan, and deprinting and reprinting mechanisms, and observes machine action for jams. Removes jammed shells, using fingers or wire pick. Examines shells for clarity of print and repositions type strip on roller to center printing on shells.


Should I be a Shotgun Shell Reprinting Unit Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Shell-Reprint Operator

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