Block Breaker Operator

Feed equipment that break up cakes of dehydrated nitrocellulose.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Block Breaker Operators do?

Feeds equipment that breaks up cakes of dehydrated nitrocellulose to facilitate subsequent mixing and packing processes: Feeds nitrocellulose cakes into hopper of electrically powered cylinder fitted with spikes that break up cakes. Removes nitrocellulose for further processing and packing. May monitor scale to determine when specified amount of smokeless powder is expelled from machine into tub and to turn lever to stop machine.

Should I be a Block Breaker Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Blender Operator

    How to become a Block Breaker Operator

    Most Block Breaker 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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