Pot Builder

Assemble cathode pots for use in electrolytic cells.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pot Builders do?

Assembles cathode pots for use in electrolytic cells, using handtools and hoist: Assembles cathode rings on ends of cylindrical form jig, using handtools and hoist. Wraps asbestos diaphragm paper around inner and outer jig assembly and applies glue to secure asbestos in place. Wraps perforated steel diaphragm screens around assembly and clasps ends together or secures screen in place with metal hoops, using handtools. Wraps asbestos tape around cathode rim or hammers iron band around top to attain airtight connection. Applies putty, asbestos compound, and paint, using putty knife, putty extruder, and brush, to seal cathode connections and joints. Removes cathode assembly from jig, using hoist. May cut asbestos paper to required size. May insert rubber gaskets or solder overlapping metal at joints to attain airtight connections. May perform duties of CELL REPAIRER.

Should I be a Pot Builder?

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

  • Also known as: Pot Pusher

    How to become a Pot Builder

    Pot Builders 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 Pot Builder-related education!
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