Lead Handler

Perform duties to facilitate production of small arms ammunition.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lead Handlers do?

Performs any combination of following duties in shot tower to facilitate production of small arms ammunition: Unloads lead pigs from freight car and conveys and stacks them, using electric forklift truck. Loads specified proportions of lead and antimony-lead pigs onto conveyor, using electric hoist. Opens and closes valves, using metal hook, to direct conveyor flow of scrap shot to designated storage bins at top of shot tower. Lights fires under lead melting kettles and dross converter. Dumps or shovels scrap lead or dross into kettles or converter. Skims dross from molten lead, using skimming ladle. Removes dross from converter, using rake and hoe.

Should I be a Lead Handler?

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

  • How to become a Lead Handler

    Most Lead Handlers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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