Magazine Keeper

Store and issue explosive materials.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Magazine Keepers do?

Stores and issues explosive materials, such as blasting powder, ammonium nitrate, dynamite, fireworks, and munitions, in magazine of explosives or munitions factory, mine, arsenal, or construction project: Records nature and quantity of materials received, shipped, or issued to workers. Enforces observance of safety regulations by persons entering magazine. May direct workers engaged in moving and loading explosives into trucks or boxcars. May thaw frozen explosives. May fill bags, using loading machine. May mix fuel oil with powder to increase combustibility. May assemble fuses and detonators. May insert detonators into sticks of explosives and attach fuse or electric wire to prepare primer charges. May pack and unpack explosives, fireworks, and munitions.

Should I be a Magazine Keeper?

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: Die Keeper, Gear Keeper, Gear Room Keeper, Marine Gear Keeper, Pattern Keeper, Tool Keeper, Toolroom Keeper

    How to become a Magazine Keeper

    Magazine Keepers 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 Magazine Keeper-related education!
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