Filter Washer

Boil, wash, and clean filters used in the manufacture of explosives.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Filter Washers do?

Boils, washes, and cleans filters, such as cloth strainers and metal grids used in manufacture of explosives: Soaks filters in solution of boiling water and soap powder or caustic solution. Scrapes and dissolves with acetone any tetryl powder remaining. Hangs cloth filters on drying racks.

Should I be a Filter Washer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Filterer, Laborer, Filter Plant

    How to become a Filter Washer

    Most Filter Washers 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:9gsaaa&chl=no+college+%2872%25%29|certificate+%287%25%29|associate%27s+%2821%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,72,72
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