Trim Machine Adjuster

Set up battery of machines that trim small arms cartridge cases.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Trim Machine Adjusters do?

Sets up battery of machines that trim small arms cartridge cases and artillery shell cases to specified length: Installs cutters and adjusts stops and cams to regulate machine stroke and synchronize movements of feeding, cutting, and ejection mechanisms, using handtools. Sharpens dulled cutters and polishes scratched punches, using bench grinder, speed lathe, and emery cloth. Removes housings, guards, feed tubes, chutes, tool holders, and other accessories to replace worn or broken parts, such as springs, bushings, and push-rods. May straighten bent punches and machine parts, using hammer and anvil.

Should I be a Trim Machine Adjuster?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Trim Machine Adjuster

    Trim Machine Adjusters often have an Associate's degree or higher. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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