Bucket Operator

Operate track-mounted machines to cast reinforced concrete pipes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bucket Operators do?

Operates track-mounted machine, equipped with traveling pouring bucket, to cast reinforced concrete pipe: Moves lever to position bucket under hopper of cement buggy to receive cement. Pulls levers and turns handwheels to move machine along track, and to pour cement from bucket into rotating metal pipe which acts as a mold and remains as reinforcement. Observes interior of can and withdraws bucket when concrete is level with lip of mold ring. Washes bucket, using water hose.

Should I be a Bucket Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Bull Chain Operator, Metal Buggy Operator

    How to become a Bucket Operator

    Bucket Operators 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 Bucket Operator-related education!
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