Explosive Operator I

Unload, clean, and reload defective parts of high-explosive bombs.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Explosive Operator Is do?

Unloads, cleans, and reloads defective assemblies and component parts of high-explosive shells and bombs: Removes fuses with wrench, working behind protective barriers. Washes out explosive charges with water, destroying or salvaging explosive. Removes paint and grease from shells and bombs, using chemicals and shot-blast machine. Disassembles shells and bombs for inspection. Makes minor alterations in shape and size, using engine lathe. Assembles and paints components. Reloads bombs and shells with high explosives [EXPLOSIVE OPERATOR II].


Should I be an Explosive Operator I?

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

  • Also known as: Explosive-Actuated-Tool Operator, Explosive Operator, Fuse, Explosive Operator, Grenade

    How to become an Explosive Operator I

    Explosive Operator Is 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 Explosive Operator I-related education!
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