Tracer Powder Blender

Tend machines that blend chemicals to produce flammable mixtures.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tracer Powder Blenders do?

Tends machines and equipment that prepare and blend dry and liquid chemicals to produce flammable mixtures of specified composition for igniter, subigniter, and tracer powders used in tracer bullets: Weighs and measures amounts of ingredients in pounds, ounces, and drams, according to chart, using bench scale and beakers. Tends remote-controlled tumbling barrels to blend chemicals, adding ingredients in designated sequence at timed intervals; steam-heated oven to dry ingredients; and remote-controlled ball mill to pulverize dried ingredients, adding required number of rubber balls to achieve prescribed degree of pulverization. Sifts powder through silk screen by hand. Pours finished mixes into rubber pouches, marks with identifying data, and carries them to storage magazines. Brushes, washes, and hoses equipment and premises to prevent dangerous accumulation of powder.


Should I be a Tracer Powder Blender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Powder Blender

    How to become a Tracer Powder Blender

    Most Tracer Powder Blenders 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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