Busher

Pour molten lead into the center of grinding wheels to form bushing.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$22,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bushers do?

Pours molten lead into center of grinding wheels to form bushing: Lights blowtorch under pot to melt lead. Positions grinding wheels on table with shaft or spindle protruding through center of wheel. Fills area around shaft with molten lead to form bushing. Cuts excess lead from around edge of bushing, using mallet, chisel, and power reamer.


Should I be a Busher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Busher

    Most Bushers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Doctorate degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaab&chl=no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29||||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,97,97
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