Form Tamper Operator

Operate machine to tamp earth solidly around foundation form.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Form Tamper Operators do?

Operates gasoline powered machine to tamp earth solidly around foundation form: Lifts and positions machine on single rail of form. Pushes lever to engage crankshaft and activate tamping arms. Pushes or pulls machine manually, using Y-shaped handle to balance and guide machine along rail. Removes or places earth at sides of form, using shovel.

Should I be a Form Tamper Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • 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: Black Top Paver Operator, Form Grader, Form Tamper, Longitudinal-Float Operator, Tamper Operator

    How to become a Form Tamper Operator

    Most Form Tamper Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9oaaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2819%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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