Primer Assembler

Load and assemble component parts of wet and dry bomb and shell primers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Primer Assemblers do?

Loads and assembles component parts of wet and dry bomb and shell primers, performing any combination of following tasks: Loads primer cups with explosives, using power presses to seat explosive. Loads other primer parts with explosives. Assembles primer cups with rings and washers and rolls assembly on cloth soaked with gluelike explosive compound. Inserts primer in holder and presses it in place so that compound sticks. Crimps primer in place with press.


Should I be a Primer Assembler?

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

  • How to become a Primer Assembler

    Primer Assemblers 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 Primer Assembler-related education!
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