Bucket Chucker

Tend machines that smooth the inside surface of buckets.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bucket Chuckers do?

Tends machine that smooths inside surface of bucket: Places bucket in chuck of machine. Forces bottom of bucket into chuck, using iron bar. Steps on pedal to start chuck and bucket rotating. Feeds cutting tool into inner surface of bucket, manually smoothing bucket. Cuts croze near bottom of bucket with special attachment to machine. Rubs top edge of bucket with sandpaper to smooth bucket and removes bucket from lathe.


Should I be a Bucket Chucker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Cleat Blanker, Tub Chucker

    How to become a Bucket Chucker

    Bucket Chuckers often have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9dgaga&chl=no+college+%2880%25%29|certificate+%284%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29||master%27s+%288%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,80,80
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