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  • 1) Tends machines that load small arms cartridge cases with powder and bullets and crimps cases, working as member of team: Places powder dispensing plate in machine fixture and pushes lever that moves plate under machine hopper to fill holes in plate with powder and return it automatically.

  • 2) Clamps plate of cartridge cases over powder plate and turns over assembly to dump powder into cases.

  • 3) Taps dispensing plate with mallet to dislodge powder residue and removes plate.

  • 4) Measures powder-filled cases, using special gauge, to verify cases are filled.

  • 5) Positions plate of bullets over plate of cartridge cases and pulls bottom slide in bullet plate to drop bullets into cases.

  • 6) Positions cartridge plate on press and pushes lever to lower punches that seat bullets to specified depth in cartridge cases.

  • 7) Places plate of cartridges on press bed and pushes lever to lower crimping block that crimps cartridge cases around bullets.

  • 8) Removes plate from press and examines cartridges for defects, such as dented points, scratches, and loose bullets.

  • 9) Measures samples with fixed gauges to verify conformance to specifications.

  • 10) May be designated according to machine unit tended as Loading-Unit Operator, Crimping; Loading-Unit Operator, Powder Charging; Loading-Unit Operator, Seating.




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DOT:   694.685-030

Job Number: 5993