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Powder Cutting Operator

Tend machines that cut strands of smokeless powder into grains.

What does a Powder Cutting Operator do?

Tends machine that cuts strands of smokeless powder into grains of designated size to produce explosives having uniform ballistic properties: Changes gear ratio of machine-feed mechanism to cut grains to specified size. Feeds flexible strands of colloidal powder through guide holes into cutter. Starts flow of liquid coolant, such as alcohol or water, playing on cutting area to prevent outbreak of fire. Empties fiber containers of cut powder into cart.