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Salvage Machine Operator

Set and operate machines to disassemble rejected cartridges for salvaging.

What does a Salvage Machine Operator do?

Sets up and operates machines to disassemble rejected cartridges for salvaging metal parts: Replaces punches, fingers, dies, feed plate, and shell holders, using handtools, and turns setscrews and stop nuts to adjust ratchets, springs, gates, and pulldown mechanism to accommodate caliber cartridge being processed. Starts machine and feeds cartridges into slots in dial feed plate by hand. Shakes empty cases in hand tumbler to remove powder. Weighs and records scrap and components. May insert cartridges in jaws of bench device and pull lever to extract bullet.