Repair pumps of paper making machineries.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Pump Mechanics do?
Repairs pumps of paper making machinery: Examines pumps for malfunctioning and to locate damage or wear, such as blowout packing, misalignment of pump shaft, slippage of drive belt, worn bearings, or need for lubrication. Observes operation of pumps and feels for heat and vibration of parts to detect cause of malfunctioning. Dismantles pumps and performs repairs, such as cleaning impellers, repacking stuffing boxes, tightening glands, and replacing bearings, using handtools.
Should I be a Pump Mechanic?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Also known as:
Area Mechanic, Deck Mechanic, Dryer and Washer Mechanic, Garnett Mechanic, Gasoline Pump Mechanic, Linotype Mechanic
How to become a Pump Mechanic
Most Pump Mechanics have an Associate's degree or a Certificate.
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