Wad Impregnator

Tend tumbling barrels that impregnate shotgun-shell filler wads with wax.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wad Impregnators do?

Tends tumbling barrels that impregnate shotgun-shell filler wads with wax to seal propellant charge against moisture and facilitate ejection of wad when shell is fired: Weighs and dumps specified quantity of wads and wax into steam-heated barrel. Stops barrel at end of prescribed time and examines wads for color shade indicating sufficient impregnation. Weighs specified number of impregnated wads and compares with weight of equal number of dry wads, using chart, to confirm that correct amount of wax has been absorbed.

Should I be a Wad Impregnator?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Wad Impregnator

    Most Wad Impregnators 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:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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