Typewriter Aligner

Adjust type and type bar of assembled typewriters.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $59,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Typewriter Aligners do?

Adjusts type and type bar of assembled typewriters to obtain even spacing, equalized impression, and alignment of characters, following manual, and using special-purpose handtools: Inserts paper in machine and types row of alternate upper and lower case characters of each key. Examines imprints for defects, such as close spacing and misaligned or unbalanced impressions. Bends or straightens type or type bar to rectify defective impressions, using special-purpose handtools. Turns regulator or impression screw to adjust length of type-bar stroke and to regulate depth of impression, using screwdriver. Spaces and aligns each upper and lower case character, using first aligned key character as guide.

Should I be a Typewriter Aligner?

You should have a certificate 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Aligner, Typewriter, Typewriter Mechanic, Typewriter Servicer

    How to become a Typewriter Aligner

    Most Typewriter Aligners have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:q9jlaa&chl=no+college+%2813%25%29|certificate+%2850%25%29|associate%27s+%2829%25%29|bachelor%27s+%289%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,13,50
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