Blender II

Tend equipment that blend batches of smokeless powder.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Blender IIs do?

Tends equipment that blends batches of smokeless powder to obtain final product having uniform ballistic properties: Moves levers in control room to activate rotation equipment or to transfer powder repeatedly between top and bottom bins to effect thorough mixing. Opens vent in bottom bin to dump powder into containers or buggies for storage, shipment, or further processing. May add or remove powders in rotating blender barrels, using hand scoop, to adjust mixture or remove sample. When tending machine equipped with toothed rotors to blend powder, is designated Macerator Operator. May be designated according to kind of powder blended as Tetryl-Blender Operator.

Should I be a Blender II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to become a Blender II

    Most Blender IIs 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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