Propellant Charge Loader

Measure quantities of explosives and load them into propellant charge bags.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Propellant Charge Loaders do?

Measures quantities of explosives and loads them into propellant charge bags: Measures approximate quantity of powder, using volumetric weighing machine. Weighs charge on scale. Verifies weight on second scale. Empties charge into charge bag. Sews opening together at top of bag, using sewing machine.


Should I be a Propellant Charge Loader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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 Propellant Charge Loader

    Most Propellant Charge Loaders 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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