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8222 AMMUNITION- AND EXPLOSIVE-PRODUCTS MACHINE OPERATORS
 


    Ammunition- and explosive-products machine operators operate and monitor machines which process a variety of chemicals and other ingredients in the production of ammunition and explosives.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring machines which mix, blend and otherwise process chemicals to produce explosive substances such as nitrocellulose, gelignite and various types of propellants;

    (b) operating and monitoring machines which make fuses for explosives and pyrotechnics;

    (c) operating and monitoring machines which assemble and load shells, bombs, rockets, mines and similar devices;

    (d) performing related tasks;

    (e) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Machine-operator, ammunition products

  • Machine-operator, explosives production

  • Machine-operator, match production


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.