Black Powder Glazing Operator

Feed grain powder, graphite, and other materials into glazing barrels.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Black Powder Glazing Operators do?

Feeds grain powder, graphite, and other materials into glazing barrels: Dumps specified amounts of graphite, grain powder, and other ingredients into mechanically rotated glazing barrels that smooth out and lubricate powder. Opens barrel door to discharge contents into containers. May time rotation period, using watch.


Should I be a Black Powder Glazing Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Glazing Operator, Black Powder, Powder Shoveler

    How to Become a
    Black Powder Glazing Operator

    Most Black Powder Glazing Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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