Line bearing surfaces of metal workpieces with babbitts to reduce friction.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Babbitters do?

Lines bearing surfaces of metal workpieces with babbitt to reduce friction and wear: Melts metal in pot or ladle. Positions workpiece in fixture, and heats with torch. Pours molten metal from ladle or pot into fixture. Smooths and shapes bearing surfaces to match contours, using hand scraper. May apply acid to workpiece and dip it in molten tin to coat surface preparatory to babbitting.

Should I be a Babbitter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Babbitter

    Most Babbitters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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