Oil watch parts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Oilers do?

Oils watch parts, such as jeweled bearings, on center, third, fourth, and escape wheels, using oil-filled hypodermic needle or automatic oil dispenser. Observes minute parts, using loupe to determine specified amount of oil applied. May oil industrial motor assemblies.

Should I be an Oiler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Boiling House Oiler, Booster Pump Oiler, Breaker Oiler, Car Oiler, Crane Oiler, Dragline Oiler, Engine Oiler See More

    How to become an Oiler

    Most Oilers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9facaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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