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Steel Shot Header Operator

Set up and operate a battery of machines to cold forge BB bullets.

What does a Steel Shot Header Operator do?

Sets up and operates battery of machines to cold forge BB shot for air rifles from coils of steel wire: Aligns die halves that form ball on end of wire, using handtools. Turns setscrews and stop nuts to adjust and synchronize cutoff tool, ram stroke, and feeder arm. Threads wire through straightening rollers and feeding mechanism into ram head. Starts machine and observes operation to detect malfunction. Measures shot for conformance to specified tolerances, using micrometer. Sharpens and shapes cutoff tool, using bench grinder.