Trombone Slide Assembler

Assemble, solder, and lap trombone slides.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Trombone Slide Assemblers do?

Assembles, solders, and laps trombone slides: Solders slide components, such as tubing sections, braces, and water valves, using gas torch and soft solder, following pattern to form inner and outer sections. Ascertains whether slides are parallel and straight, using gauges. Inserts plugs into slides, and squeezes or separates them to align them. Pushes outer slide over motor-driven shaft coated with abrasive to smooth inner surface. Brushes lubricant on inner slide surfaces and laps inner and outer slides together by hand. May cut tubes, using rotary power saw. May repair trombone slides.


Should I be a Trombone Slide Assembler?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

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