Detonator Assembler

Load and assemble component parts of shell detonators.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Detonator Assemblers do?

Loads and assembles component parts of shell detonators, performing any combination of following duties: Loads detonator cup with explosives, such as black powder and tetryl, using power press. Inserts loaded cup in detonator holder and screws holder into detonator head. Assembles head with activating mechanisms that start explosion of shell when it strikes. Gauges completed detonator for length.

Should I be a Detonator Assembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Detonator Assembler

    Detonator Assemblers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Detonator Assembler-related education!
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