Pneumatic Jacketer

Force electric cables through rubber jacket to insulate cables.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pneumatic Jacketers do?

Forces electric cable through rubber jacket to insulate cable, using compressed air: Unrolls tubing from reel on truck. Ties leader to wooden plug of specified dimensions and inserts plug into one end of tubing. Clamps tubing onto compressed-air line and opens valve allowing air to force plug and leader through tubing. Fastens leader to cable end and clamps tubing onto compressed-air line. Scoops powdered talc into hopper connected to air line. Signals worker stationed at opposite end of tubing to pull cable. Turns valve, allowing air to expand tubing and force talc into tubing, as cable is pulled through tubing.


Should I be a Pneumatic Jacketer?

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

  • How to become a Pneumatic Jacketer

    Pneumatic Jacketers 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 Pneumatic Jacketer-related education!
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