Drip Pumper

Drive tank trucks to drain condensate from gas pipeline drips.
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Salary Range
$25,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Drip Pumpers do?

Drives tank truck equipped with suction pump to drain condensate from gas pipeline drips: Drives truck to drip location and connects hose from truck tank to drip valve. Measures condensate in tank with calibrated pole or reads tank meter. Opens pressure valve to force condensate into truck tank, or starts suction pump to draw out condensate when gas pressure is low. Records amount of condensate drawn at each drip location. May use hand-operated suction pump to drain condensate when truck is not equipped with automatic pump.

Should I be a Drip Pumper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Jumper

    How to become a Drip Pumper

    Most Drip Pumpers 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:9taaab&chl=no+college+%2875%25%29|certificate+%2823%25%29||||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,75,75
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