Dipper and Drier

Immerse wooden articles for coating in bath of paint or dye.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dipper and Driers do?

Immerses wooden articles, such as curtain-pole ends and doorstops in bath of paint or dye to form protective or decorative coating on articles: Hammers articles onto nails protruding from sides of reels, using rubber mallet. Dips article in bath, holding reel in horizontal position. Mounts reels on shafts of drying machines which rotate reels to hasten drying process. Pulls dried articles from nails by hand.

Should I be a Dipper and Drier?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.

  • How to become a Dipper and Drier

    Most Dipper and Driers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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