Level Vial Setter

Mount glass vials in level bodies or vial cases.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Level Vial Setters do?

Mounts glass vials in level bodies or vial cases: Inserts vial in body or case, and holds vial in position, using specially designed holder, wood wedges, or paper. Mixes plaster with liquids to desired consistency. Levels frame or case on bench plate, or clamps it in fixture and applies plaster around enclosed vial, using handtools. Adjusts vial to center bubble and smooths plaster, using trowel. Removes excess plaster, using handtools and compressed airhose.

Should I be a Level Vial Setter?

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.

  • Also known as: Burial Vault Setter

    How to become a Level Vial Setter

    Level Vial Setters 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 Level Vial Setter-related education!
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