Pipe Stripper

Move metal molds and remove molds from concrete.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pipe Strippers do?

Moves metal molds containing wet concrete from pipemaking machine to steam-cooking area, using industrial truck or handtruck, and removes mold from concrete: Hooks pickup arms attached to frame of handtruck under lugs on sides of standing metal mold, and lifts and removes filled mold from pipemaking machine. Pushes truck to steam-cooking area and lowers mold to standing position on floor. Unclamps and removes mold halves by hand. Places mold halves around metal bottom stand and snaps clamps shut to reassemble mold. Places empty mold on floor near CONCRETE-PIPE-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR. Shovels spilled concrete into return hopper or floor opening.

Should I be a Pipe Stripper?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Motion Picture Set Grip, Skin Piler

    How to become a Pipe Stripper

    Most Pipe Strippers 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:9adaac&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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