Pipe Blanks Cut-Off-Saw Operator

Tend machines that cut asbestos-cement pipes into blanks.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pipe Blanks Cut-Off-Saw Operators do?

Tends machine equipped with multiple abrasive blades that cuts asbestos-cement pipe into blanks in manufacture of pipe couplings: Adjusts and spaces abrasive blades to cut pipe to specified lengths, using wrench. Turns crank to set hydraulic lifters that automatically raise blades that cut pipe. Measures diameter of pipe, using tape measure, and turns handwheel to adjust position of pressure-drive roll according to diameter of pipe being cut. Loads pipe onto feed rack by hand, or using monorail hoist, and rolls pipe into position over cutting blades. Moves lever to lower pressure-drive roll that holds and rotates pipe during cutting process. Presses buttons to start machine that cuts pipe into blanks. Moves lever and pushes button to lift pressure-drive roll and withdraw cutting blades. Moves lever to extend pivoted metal shaft through blanks to lift and remove coupling blanks from machine. Inspects and measures blanks to verify conformity to specifications. Marks identifying information onto blanks, using stencil, paint, and brush, and stacks pipe on steam tray. Records production data.


Should I be a Pipe Blanks Cut-Off-Saw Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Cut-Off-Saw Operator, Pipe Blanks, Pipe Blanks Cut-Off Saw Operator

    How to Become a
    Pipe Blanks Cut-Off-Saw Operator

    Most Pipe Blanks Cut-Off-Saw Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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