Pipe Racker

Insert paper into pipe bowls and insert dummy stems into bowl shanks.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pipe Rackers do?

Inserts paper into pipe bowls and inserts dummy stems into bowl shanks to protect openings in stummels during painting process: Places pipes over pegs on bowl tray in specified sequence. Twists and removes stems, places stems in corresponding position on pipe stem tray, places dummy stem in pipe bowl shank, inserts paper into pipe bowl to plug bowl during painting. Replaces plugged bowl on peg. Examines painted pipe bowls, following painting process, to verify conformance to company standards. Removes paper from bowl, using pick. Twists and removes dummy stems and places tray of painted bowls in heated storage area to cure paint.

Should I be a Pipe Racker?

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

  • How to become a Pipe Racker

    Most Pipe Rackers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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