Pyrotechnics Press Tender

Tend hydraulic presses that compress powder in cardboard cases.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pyrotechnics Press Tenders do?

Tends hydraulic press that compresses powder in cardboard cases for use as pyrotechnic flares and signals: Places cases in mold of press and locks mold. Weighs and pours specified amounts of powder into cases. Pulls lever or pushes button to raise press bed and force ram into mold to compress powder in case. Releases pressure and removes mold. Breaks open molds with mallet and removes containers. May add specified quantities of explosive powder to form igniting charge. May be designated according to type of pyrotechnic loaded as Press Tender, Incendiary Grenade; Press Tender, Smoke Signal; Press Tender, Star Signal.


Should I be a Pyrotechnics Press Tender?

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

  • Also known as: Press Tender, Pyrotechnics

    How to Become a
    Pyrotechnics Press Tender

    Most Pyrotechnics Press Tenders 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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