Pipe Organ Builder

Lay out, construct, and assemble electrically controlled pipe organs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pipe Organ Builders do?

Lays out, constructs, and assembles electrically controlled pipe organs, using handtools and machines, and following blueprints: Plans layout of organ, following blueprints and sketches of installation site and customer specifications. Operates woodworking machines and uses handtools to cut, shape, fit, and assemble wood components, such as console, wind chest, and wooden pipes. Assembles and installs electrical parts in organ components and solders connecting wires to leads. Examines and tests components prior to transportation to installation site. Fits and assembles component parts of organ in allocated space at installation site [PIPE-ORGAN INSTALLER]. May voice organ pipes [ORGAN-PIPE VOICER].

Should I be a Pipe Organ Builder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Frame Builder, Furniture Builder

    How to become a Pipe Organ Builder

    Most Pipe Organ Builders 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:95aaaa&chl=no+college+%2852%25%29|certificate+%2848%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,52,52
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