Base-Ply Hand

Lay out parts locations on pneumatic deicers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Base-Ply Hands do?

Cements rubber ply to metal forming plate and lays out parts locations on pneumatic deicers: Places rolls of gum rubber and rubberized fabric ply stocks in letoff racks, using hoist. Pulls rubber ply stocks from roll, aligns rubber plies with edge of forming plate, and cuts plies to size with scissors and knife. Rolls rubber plies with hand roller to remove wrinkles and promote adherence to forming plate. Stencils location of deicer parts on rubber plies, using template and inked brush. Locates centerline on plies by aligning chalkline with guide marks on forming plate. Carries plied-up forming plate to storage rack.


Should I be a Base-Ply Hand?

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: Boiling House Hand

    How to become a Base-Ply Hand

    Base-Ply Hands 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 Base-Ply Hand-related education!
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