Operate explosives production equipment


Operate equipment used for mixing of chemical ingredients having as their end product explosives such as TNT, tetryl or nitroglycerin.

Alternative labels

explosives production equipment operating
tend explosives production equipment
operating explosives production equipment
explosives production equipment tending
tending explosives production equipment

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Operate explosives production equipment is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Nitrator operator: Nitrator operators monitor and control equipment that processes chemical substances to produce explosives. They are responsible for the product storage in tanks.

Optional skill

Operate explosives production equipment is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Nitroglycerin separator operator: Nitroglycerin separator operators maintain the gravity separator, used in explosives processing, controlling the temperature and liquid flow, in order to separate nitroglycerin from spent acids.
Ammunition assembler: Ammunition assemblers put together explosives and other ammunition components. They perform this work in mass production in ammunition factories. The production itself focuses on the manufacturing of cartridges or projectiles.
Nitroglycerin neutraliser: Nitroglycerin neutralisers maintain explosives mixing tanks by neutralizing the process remaining acids.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022