Pigment Pumper

Tend equipment that pump solvents and pigments into storage tanks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$26,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pigment Pumpers do?

Tends equipment that pumps solvents, pigments, and caustics into storage tanks for use in processing reclaim rubber: Dips pigment samples from tank car or container for laboratory analysis. Connects hose couplings between tank cars and pipelines. Starts pumps and opens valves to direct flow of liquid pigments into specified storage or supply tanks. Reads flowmeter to ascertain quantity of stock entering tank. Directs transfer of drums and bags of material from freight cars to specified storage areas and notifies supervisor when supplies drop to specified levels. May schedule delivery of pigments. May convey dry pigments to production areas, using electric truck.

Should I be a Pigment Pumper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Cellar Pumper, Chemical Pumper, Pigment Supplier, Process Pumper, Pumper Gager, Pumpman, Treating Plant Pumper See More

    How to become a Pigment Pumper

    Most Pigment Pumpers 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:9chaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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