Shellacker

Brush shellac over foil that will be stamped into small disks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shellackers do?

Brushes shellac over foil that will be stamped into small disks and used to seal powder in cartridge primer cups. Prepares solution by dissolving shellac in solvent and straining mixture. Hangs coated strips on rack to dry. May cut foil into strips.


Should I be a Shellacker?

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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Tacker Off

    How to become a Shellacker

    Most Shellackers 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:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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