Junction Maker

Join sections of unbaked sewer pipe at specified angles to form junctions.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Junction Makers do?

Joins sections of unbaked sewer pipe at specified angles to form junctions, using jigs and handtools: Positions green pipe in cutting jig or places pattern or diagram on end of pipe section and cuts pipe to specified angle and length or cuts holes in pipe, using knife or wire cutter. Roughens cut edge and side of second pipe section to facilitate coupling, using comb-like tool. Dampens roughened surfaces of pipes to ensure that clay bonds together. Joins pipe sections and molds clay around joint. Cuts and smooths hole in second pipe at inner junction, using handtools. May insert bracing inside pipe to ensure shape of pipe during drying and firing.


Should I be a Junction Maker?

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.
  • 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 Junction Maker

    Junction Makers 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 Junction Maker-related education!
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