Fasten wooden bottoms in metal jackets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Nailers do?

Fastens wooden bottoms in metal jackets used as protective covering for containers, such as gasoline and oilcans: Fits jackets over cans and inserts circular wooden block into jackets, flush with edge of jackets and against bottoms of cans. Drives nails through lower rim of jackets into wooden bottoms.

Should I be a Nailer?

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

  • Also known as: Box Nailer, Nail Puller, Nail Welter, Top-Lift Nailer

    How to become a Nailer

    Nailers 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 Nailer-related education!
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