Hogshead Cooper III

Assemble precut staves and metal bands to form the hogshead shells.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hogshead Cooper IIIs do?

Assembles precut staves and metal bands to form hogshead shells: Places staves in cradle of circular frame until lower portion of hogshead is formed. Inserts liner ring to support staves and places staves over ring to complete hogshead shell. Pulls lever to tighten frame bands around staves and hammers stave ends even. Braces open ends of hogshead shell with wooden boards and positions metal hoops around both ends of shell. Tightens hoop, using hoop puller, and nails hoops to staves. Releases levers, removes braces, and rolls shell to succeeding station. Works as member of team to assemble hogshead shells. May assemble and nail together precut boards or nail shaped parts to shell to form bottom of hogshead [NAILER, HAND]. May fasten wire hoops around hogshead to secure staves [HOGSHEAD HOOPER].

Should I be a Hogshead Cooper III?

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

  • How to become a Hogshead Cooper III

    Hogshead Cooper IIIs 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 III-related education!
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