Holiday Detector Operator

Test coatings and wrappings of the pipelines for the holidays.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Holiday Detector Operators do?

Tests coating and wrapping of pipelines for holidays, using electric detecting machine: Places jeeper around pipe. Closes switch to complete electric circuit between battery or generator and jeeper. Pushes jeeper along pipeline and listens for signal which indicates defect in pipe coating and cover. Moves jeeper back and forth over area where signal occurs until electric arcing is observed. Marks holiday with crayon.

Should I be a Holiday Detector Operator?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become a
    Holiday Detector Operator

    Most Holiday Detector Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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