Tnt Powder Worker

Screen, melt, and pour TNT into projectile cases.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tnt Powder Workers do?

Screens, melts, and pours TNT into projectile cases: Pours TNT powder into hopper of screening machine which reduces lumps by agitation. Pours powder into revolving steam-heated kettle and adjusts controls to permit steam to flow in pipes around kettle, heating and melting TNT. Empties melted explosive into buckets through valves. Tests temperature of TNT with thermometer and cools it to prescribed temperature, using power-operated paddle. Pours molten TNT into shell and bomb cases. Breaks off crystallized TNT scrap and returns it to melting pot. Drills threaded holes in charge into which boosters are loaded. Loads shells and bombs with TNT powder, pouring explosive into cases by hand and pressing powder down with hydraulic press.

Should I be a Tnt Powder Worker?

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.

  • Also known as: Powder Worker, Tnt, TNT Powder Worker

    How to become a Tnt Powder Worker

    Tnt Powder Workers 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 Tnt Powder Worker-related education!
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