Screen and dry nitrocellulose to prepare it for use in making dynamites.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Nitrocellulose Operators do?
Screens and dries nitrocellulose to prepare it for use in making dynamite: Shovels nitrocellulose from drum onto nonsparking screen, using wooden shovel. Rubs nitrocellulose through screen by hand to remove foreign material. Spreads screened material on trays and places trays in drying chamber. Starts blower and tests drying material periodically, using moisture meter, to ensure that moisture content of nitrocellulose meets specifications. Scrapes dried material into fiber drums for delivery to dynamite mix house.
Should I be a Nitrocellulose Operator?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
How to become a Nitrocellulose Operator
Nitrocellulose Operators 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.
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