ammunition and explosives operative (munitions worker)

ammunition and explosives operative (munitions worker)

ammunition and explosives operative (munitions worker):

Who are they and what do they do? Ammunition and explosives operatives or munitions workers operate and monitor machines which process a variety of chemicals and other ingredients in the production of ammunition and explosives.

What are the activities of the job? Operating and monitoring machines which mix, blend and otherwise process chemicals to produce explosive substances such as nitrocellulose, gelignite and various types of propellants; operating and monitoring machines which make fuses for explosives and pyrotechnics; operating and monitoring machines which assemble and load shells, bombs, rockets, mines and similar devices.

Where is it done and under what conditions? Mainly in factories.

What tools/equipment do they use? Machinery, information technology, and possibly specialised munitions equipment or production lines.

What do you need to succeed? You need higher education and vocational training in the areas of weapons technology with a special course for ammunition machine operators, technical understanding, manual dexterity, patience, and a lack of imagination.


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