Powder Line Repairer

Repair machines used in the production of nitroglycerin and dynamite.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Powder Line Repairers do?

Repairs and adjusts mixing and packing machines used in production of nitroglycerin and dynamite: Washes machines and parts with sodium carbonate or other neutralizing compound prior to and during dismantling to minimize danger of explosion, using brush and rags. Determines cause of equipment malfunction, according to knowledge of machine operation and report of operator or maintenance workers. Dismantles, repairs, and replaces machine parts, using nonsparking handtools. Observes safety regulations while working in explosive areas.


Should I be a Powder Line Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Glass Lined Tank Repairer, Power Hammer Repairer

    How to become a Powder Line Repairer

    Most Powder Line Repairers have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:19ckaa&chl=no+college+%2842%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,42,49
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