Tend equipment that impregnate wooden pencil slats with dye, oil, and wax.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Impregnators do?

Tends equipment that impregnates wooden pencil slats with dye, oil, and wax to color and soften slats: Places bundles of slats in cylinder and closes door. Turns bolts to secure cylinder door, using wrench. Measures out and pours specified amounts of dye, oil, and wax into tank. Turns switches and valves to pump solution from tank into cylinder to impregnate slats for specified time. Pumps solution from cylinder to tank and opens cylinder door. Removes slats from cylinder and places them in drying kiln.

Should I be an Impregnator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become an Impregnator

    Most Impregnators 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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