Diver Pumper

Operate pumps or air compressors to provide fresh air to Diver.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Diver Pumpers do?

Operates portable hand pump or motor-driven air compressor to provide fresh air to DIVER: Places air pump or air compressor where DIVER enters water. Turns hand crank or starts compressor motor to pump air. Observes pressure gauge to ensure required pressure is maintained. Oils cylinders and bearings of pump and replaces air filters.


Should I be a Diver Pumper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Bumper, Cream Dumper, Meat Pumper, Tallow Pumper

    How to become a Diver Pumper

    Diver Pumpers 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 Diver Pumper-related education!
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