Balloon Dipper

Dip balloons in vats of dyes and soap solutions to color and polish them.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Balloon Dippers do?

Dips balloons in vats of dye and soap solutions to color and polish them: Pours specified dyes into dye box receptacles. Immerses dye spreader in dye box and passes it over tank of running water to form crisscross colored pattern of swirls on water. Lifts form pan from curing oven and places it on tank rack with molds immersed in dye water to form varicolored swirling pattern on balloons. Transfers pan to draining rack. Dips specified form pans in soap solution to impart glossy appearance to balloons and places them on conveyor, preparatory to stripping from molds.

Should I be a Balloon Dipper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Bisque Ware Dipper, Bonbon Dipper, Last Dipper, Pecan-Mallow Dipper

    How to become a Balloon Dipper

    Most Balloon Dippers 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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