Pipe Stem Repairer

Repair or replace defective pipe stems.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $62,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pipe Stem Repairers do?

Repairs or replaces defective pipe stems, using stem mounter, press, grinding wheel, and handtools: Inspects pipes to determine defects. Removes and replaces defective screw-stem assemblies, using screwdriver, glue, press, and stem mounter. Smooths ends of unlevel pipe bowl shank to eliminate cracks between shank and stem, using grinding wheel. Heats defective adjustomatic stems, inserts stems in pipe bowl shank, and twists stems, using pipe stem wrench, to adjust alignment of stem and bowl. Replaces broken push-bit stems, using press machine.


Should I be a Pipe Stem Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: PPO, Stock Repairer

    How to become a Pipe Stem Repairer

    Pipe Stem Repairers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Pipe Stem Repairer-related education!
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