Nitrating Acid Mixer

Tend mixing tanks to combine acids for manufacturing explosives.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Nitrating Acid Mixers do?

Tends mixing tanks and auxiliary equipment to combine acids or other specified liquid ingredients to produce solutions for manufacturing explosives, such as nitroglycerin, tetryl, and TNT: Pumps specified liquids through metering or weighing tanks into mixing tank. Starts tank agitator to mix ingredients for specified time. Draws samples of product for laboratory analysis and transfers additional ingredients to tank until product meets plant standard. Pumps mixed product to storage, tank cars, or other processing units. May turn steam or coolant valves to heat or cool product during mixing, maintaining temperature in equipment within prescribed limits as indicated by tank thermometer. May maintain records of mixing time, gauge readings, and number of batches produced for shift log. May be designated according to product produced as Ammonium-Nitrate Neutralizer; Dimethylaniline-Sulfator Operator.


Should I be a Nitrating Acid Mixer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Acid Blower, Ammonium-Nitrate Neutralizer

    How to become a Nitrating Acid Mixer

    Most Nitrating Acid Mixers 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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