Barrel Brander

Burn trademarks of manufacturers on the staves or the head of barrels.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Barrel Branders do?

Burns initials or trademark of manufacturer on staves or heads of barrel: Lays barrel horizontally on carriage of brander and turns handwheel, raising carriage and forcing barrel against hot iron. Turns handwheel to rotate barrel in carriage and bring another stave in contact with iron. Lowers carriage and removes barrels when specified number of staves have been branded. May use hand-operated, gasoline-fired branding iron. May heat irons bearing single letter or mark and apply irons to barrels. May stamp consecutive numbers on barrel staves to facilitate reassembly by customers.


Should I be a Barrel Brander?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Barrel Bander, Barrel Header, Belt Brander, Brander, Branner, Bulb Brander

    How to become a Barrel Brander

    Barrel Branders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Barrel Brander-related education!
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