Primer Expeditor and Drier

Tend vacuum tanks that dry priming mixture.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Primer Expeditor and Driers do?

Tends vacuum tank that dries priming mixture, and dries and stores loaded cartridge primers and primed rim-fire cartridge cases: Transfers trays or boards filled with explosive primers or cases from loading room to steam-heated dryhouse, using shockproof cart. Places filled trays in numbered racks or bins. Reads gauges and turns valves to control temperature in dryhouse. Collects primers and cases from storage to fill requisitions and keeps perpetual inventory. Loads primers on screen trays of vacuum tank and starts vacuum pump, steam heat, and fans that force-dry priming mixture when requisitions do not permit sufficient time for air drying. May deliver primers and cases to production departments and record date, lot number, and grade.


Should I be a Primer Expeditor and Drier?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Primer Expeditor and Drier

    Most Primer Expeditor and Driers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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