Impregnation Operator

Tend machines that impregnate fiber tubing, pipe, or conduit with pitch.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Impregnation Operators do?

Tends machines that impregnate fiber tubing, pipe, or conduit with pitch: Loads items into treatment tank with hoist and closes tank lid. Presses button to start pumps that circulate pitch in tank. Turns valves and observes gauges to control vacuum pressure and temperature. Records instrument readings at designated intervals. Removes impregnated tubes from treatment tank and places them in water tank to cool, using hoist.


Should I be an Impregnation Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • 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.

  • How to become an Impregnation Operator

    Most Impregnation 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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