Wad Blanking Press Adjuster

Set up battery of punch presses to stamp out hair-felt and cardboard wads.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wad Blanking Press Adjusters do?

Sets up battery of punch presses to stamp out hair-felt and cardboard wads for shotgun shells: Removes, replaces, and adjusts cutters, punches, bushings, dies, ratchets, pawls, web choppers, springs, and chains, using handtools. Turns setscrews and stop nuts to synchronize feeding and punching mechanisms and to position tools. Measures sample wads after each tool change or adjustment to verify specified diameter, using ring gauge. Notifies MAINTENANCE MECHANIC when machines, conveyors, or screening barrels require major repairs. Trains new workers in tending machines.


Should I be a Wad Blanking Press Adjuster?

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.

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    Wad Blanking Press Adjuster

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