Gas Check Pad Maker

Make gas-check pads of plastic and wire screenings.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Gas Check Pad Makers do?

Makes gas-check pads of plastic and wire screening to be used in breechblocks of bag-loading cannons: Mixes specified quantity of ingredients, such as vaseline, powdered asbestos, and graphite in agitator to form puttylike substance. Presses specified amount of mixture between dies in hydrostatic press to form disk. Shapes brass wire screening into similar shape, using snips and soldering iron. Embeds wire in disk, using hydrostatic press. Coats pad with graphite paint and stencils identifying data on pad. Wraps pad in wax paper.


Should I be a Gas Check Pad Maker?

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.

  • How to become a Gas Check Pad Maker

    Gas Check Pad Makers 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 Gas Check Pad Maker-related education!
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