Dry Primer-Powder Blender

Tend equipment that blend and screen dry explosive powders.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dry Primer-Powder Blenders do?

Tends equipment that blends and screens dry explosive powders in cloth, cone-shaped mixing and screening device to make primer powder for center-fire cartridges: Selects and carries predetermined quantities of ingredients from storage magazines and dryhouse to mixing house. Positions containers in specified order on dumping shelf of mixing device. Moves dump arm by remote control from behind cement wall to empty containers in mixing bag. Turns mixing crank specified number of times to move bag center up and down to blend powders, observing operations in mirrors set at angles. Pours blended powder into rubber containers, marks with identifying data, and carries them to storage magazines. Washes equipment and premises to prevent accumulation of explosive dust. Mends and replaces torn mixing bags, using needle and thread. Repairs screens and attaches bags to wall of mixing cylinder, using special lacing and tying technique. May blend wet mixtures [PRIMER-POWDER BLENDER, WET].

Should I be a Dry Primer-Powder Blender?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Dry Primer Powder Blender, Primer-Powder Blender, Dry

    How to Become a
    Dry Primer-Powder Blender

    Most Dry Primer-Powder Blenders 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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