Banding Machine Operator

Tend hydraulic band-seating machines that press copper rifling bands.

What does a Banding Machine Operator do?

Tends hydraulic band-seating machine that presses brass or copper rifling bands around shells: Starts motor. Places shell on machine base, and slides band over nose of shell, pushing or hammering band toward band-groove. Pushes lever to converge retractable jaws around band to force band into groove. Releases lever and turns shell slightly, repeating pressing operation until band is seated. Removes shell from machine.