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Setup Mechanic Heading Machines Salary

$33,646 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Setup Mechanic Heading Machines is $33,646 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Setup Mechanic Heading Machines is between $25,774 and $40,082. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and adjusts battery of machines that paint, stamp, tip, or trim wooden pencils: installs and adjusts feed mechanisms, guide rollers, tracks, machine fittings and attachments, according to size and shape of pencils, using handtools and gauges.
  • Adjusts controls, such as setscrews and cams to synchronize machine mechanisms.
  • Regulates thermostatic controls on heated units of machines.
  • Disassembles machines and replaces worn or defective parts, such as circular knives, grinding wheels, and rollers.
  • Sharpens machine punches and blades, using files and powered emery wheel.
  • Starts machines to test adjustments and examines pencils for defects, such as burns, splintered ends, and nicks to determine needed readjustments.
  • Replaces or repairs defective machine belts.
  • May be designated according to type of machine setup as set-up mechanic, coating machines; set-up mechanic, heading machines; set-up mechanic, stamping machines.
Setup Mechanic Heading Machines Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Job family population: 79,650

Estimated population of Setup Mechanic Heading Machines jobs: 1,757

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Setup Mechanic Heading Machines Job Listings for United States

Setup Mechanic, Night Shift 5:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.
May 15
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Inline Plastics
Setup Mechanic NIGHT 5 pm 5 am Our company offers a choice array of benefit programs that is among ... Performs set ups on preheat machines. * Performs mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical ...
Heading Machine Operator (2nd or 3rd Shift)
May 10
Decorah, IA, USA
Advantage xPO
Job Description Multi-blow Header Op Cold Forming/Heading 2nd or 3rd Shift This Heading machine ... Making minor mechanical adjustments. * Where applicable, learn to perform minor machine set-ups ...
Sewing Machine Mechanic
Apr 30
Lawrenceville, GA, USA
Marena Group
Conducts machine setup, troubleshooting, repairs and preventive maintenance service. * Sets up ... Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and ...
Machine Operator ; Boltmaker / Cold Heading Class Trainee
May 7
St Louis, MO, USA
St. Louis Screw & Bolt an Illinois Company (St. Louis Metro Area)
Attention to detail and mechanically inclined * Use and read micrometers/tape measures to verify ... machine meet the dimensional tolerances * Read and interpret dimensional drawings * Verify steel ...
Screw Machine Setup Operator
Jun 14
Highpoint, OH, USA
Ajulia Executive Search
Screw Machine Operator High Point, OH Are you looking to make a career change to a cutting-edge and ... Position and secure collets, bushings, and stock pushers onto stock feeding mechanism * Positions ...
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