Nitroglycerin Distributor

Distribute nitroglycerin to processing departments of dynamite plants.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Nitroglycerin Distributors do?

Distributes nitroglycerin to processing departments of dynamite plant and prepares nitroglycerin for shipment: Signals NITROGLYCERIN NEUTRALIZER to release specified amounts of nitroglycerin to storage tanks. Tests acidity of nitroglycerin, using litmus paper. Turns valve to release sodium carbonate solution into nitroglycerin to neutralize excess acid that could cause decomposition of material and explosion. Transfers nitroglycerin from storage tank to lead-lined or stainless steel tanks mounted on wheels. Pushes tanks to mix house or other processing department. Washes tanks between loads with sodium carbonate solution and water, using hose and brush. Fills glass or stainless steel vials with nitroglycerin, using filling spout, and packs vials in boxes.

Should I be a Nitroglycerin Distributor?

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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Ammonia Distiller

    How to Become a
    Nitroglycerin Distributor

    Most Nitroglycerin Distributors 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:9icaaa&chl=no+college+%2885%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,85,85
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