Hogshead Cooper II

Assemble patented hogsheads from prefabricated mats, hoops, and headings.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hogshead Cooper IIs do?

Assembles patented hogsheads from prefabricated mats, hoops, and headings, performing any combination of following duties: Stands mat on ends to form cylinder or positions mat around circular form. Inserts tie wire between loops of mats and twists tie wire to fasten ends together, using wire twisters; or fastens mat together by aligning hinges attached to hoops and inserting metal pin through hinge. Positions heading in hogshead shell. Encircles bottom edge of hogshead with metal band and inserts ends of band through pinch cleat into jaws of strapping tool. Pumps handle of tool to tighten band around hogshead and crimp pinch cleat over end of band. Breaks or cuts surplus ends of metal band, using hatchet, and hammers nails through holes in band to secure bands to staves.


Should I be a Hogshead Cooper II?

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

  • Also known as: Shop Cooper

    How to become a Hogshead Cooper II

    Hogshead Cooper IIs 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 Hogshead Cooper II-related education!
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