Mixer II

Weigh and mix chemicals for use as explosive ingredients in pyrotechnics.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mixer IIs do?

Weighs and mixes chemicals according to formula for use as explosive ingredients in pyrotechnics: Examines chemicals to ensure that color and texture conform to specifications. Weighs prescribed quantities of chemicals. Rubs powdered chemicals through screens to obtain specified fineness. Mixes screened powders to obtain uniform blend. May dump powdered chemicals onto stone table, blend them with linseed oil, using roller, and mix blended material with additional chemicals by machine. May tend tumbling machine to obtain finer powders. May cure and dry mixture. May be designated according to type of powder mixed as Floatlight-Powder Mixer; Incendiary-Powder Mixer; Photoflash-Powder Mixer; Pyrotechnic Mixer; Starter-Cup-Powder Mixer.


Should I be a Mixer II?

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

  • Also known as: Alum Mixer, Candy Mixer, Indigo Mixer, Mixer, Pigment, Mixer Slagman, Pyrotechnic Mixer, Slag Mixer

    How to become a Mixer II

    Mixer IIs 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 Mixer II-related education!
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