Impregnating Tank Operator

Tend machines that coat continuous rolls of wire, strips, or sheets.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Impregnating Tank Operators do?

Tends machines that coat continuous rolls of wire, strips, or sheets with wax, paint, rubber, asphalt, or other coating material: Places roll of material onto feed spindle of machine. Threads end through feed and guide rolls into dipping vat or onto transfer roll and through drying oven and attaches it to rewind spindle. Fills boxes or vats with coating solution, such as asphalt or liquid rubber. May sew, crimp, or staple ends of material to form continuous roll. May be designated according to impregnating material used as Enamel-Machine Operator; Varnishing-Machine Operator; Waxing-Machine Operator.


Should I be an Impregnating Tank Operator?

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

  • How to Become an
    Impregnating Tank Operator

    Most Impregnating Tank 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:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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