Corrosion-Control Fitter

Install and inspect rectifier stations and anodes.
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Salary Range
$45,000 – $84,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Corrosion-Control Fitters do?

Installs and inspects rectifier stations and anodes used to minimize corrosive effects of static-electricity discharge between gas pipeline and ground: Measures electric current present in ground, using voltmeter, ammeter, and resistivity meter. Compares electrical quantities with written standard to identify ground areas in which electric current exceeds permissible maximum. Buries rectifier or anode near pipe. Welds connector to pipe, using thermite welding device, and connects wire between connector and anode to complete circuit. Installs insulating flanges at pipe joints to isolate sections of pipe protected by rectifier stations. Periodically tests rectifiers to verify efficiency and replaces defective units.

Should I be a Corrosion-Control Fitter?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Corrosion Control Fitter

    How to become a Corrosion-Control Fitter

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