Core Loader

Load dumbbell-shaped ammunition charge bags with black powder.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Core Loaders do?

Loads dumbbell-shaped ammunition charge bags with black powder: Fills hopper of air-powered filling machine with black powder. Blows powder into one end of bag by inserting machine feedpipe through hole in handle of bag and moving controls to blow powder into end. Removes bag from pipe and reinserts pipe into bag so that pipe faces unfilled end of bag. Moves controls to fill empty end of bag with powder. Stops up hole in handle with clamp.

Should I be a Core Loader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Load Clerk

    How to become a Core Loader

    Most Core Loaders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9raaaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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