Dry house attendant

Description

Dry house attendants monitor and maintain the drying room, making sure the pyrotechnics are dried and stored within the correct parameters and specifications.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to dry house attendant:

drying room firework maker
pyrotechnics production worker
fireworks drying room attendant
firework drying room attendant
drying room fireworks maker
pyrotechnics drying room attendant

Minimum qualifications

A high school diploma is generally required to work as dry house attendant.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Dry house attendant is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Dry house attendant career path

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Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of dry house attendant. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of dry house attendant with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

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Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of dry house attendant.

  • Fire prevention procedures: The regulations concerning fire and explosion prevention, and the equipment, systems and methods used in it.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of dry house attendant.

  • Control pyrotechnics stock: Control the stock of pyrotechnics, issuing them to workers and checking out the expiration period of the stock in order to remove the already expired pyrotechnics and place them into special metal containers from where they are further processed.
  • Store produced pyrotechnics: Store the produced trays of pyrotechnics sorting them according to the processing date.
  • Oversee stock quality control: Check overall product quality prior to shipment.
  • Tend pyrotechnics drying room: Tend the pyrotechnics drying room ensuring the processes of curing, drying and storage are according to specifications.
  • Control temperature: Measure and adjust temperature of a given space or object.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of dry house attendant. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Explosives: Behaviour of explosives, pyrotechnics and blasting techniques. Associated risks and legal requirements.
  • Pyrotechnic articles legislation: The legal rules surrounding pyrotechnics and pyrotechnic materials.
  • Hazardous waste storage: The regulations and procedures surrounding the safekeeping of materials and substances which pose health and safety risks.
  • Mechanics: Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of dry house attendant. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Maintain equipment: Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.
  • Use chemical analysis equipment: Use the laboratory equipment such as Atomic Absorption equipment, PH and conductivity meters or salt spray chambre.

ISCO group and title

8131 – Chemical products plant and machine operators


References
  1. Dry house attendant – ESCO
Last updated on July 14, 2022

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