Barrel Liner

Coat interiors of the tight barrels and kegs with sealing materials.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Barrel Liners do?

Coats interior of tight barrels and kegs with sealing material, such as hot paraffin and pitch, to prevent leakage and contact of stored liquid with wood: Melts sealer in heating tank. Places bunghole of barrel over vertical spout of tank and pulls lever to open compressed-air valve that forces melted sealer into barrel, or pours dipperful of melted sealer into bunghole and tumbles, rolls, and shakes barrel to coat and seal inner surface of barrel. Drains excess sealer from barrel into drain trough. Scrapes sealer from bunghole with piece of steel and replaces bung. Scrapes hardened sealer from drain trough.

Should I be a Barrel Liner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Barrel Coater

    How to become a Barrel Liner

    Most Barrel Liners 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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