Pump Mechanic

Repair pumps of paper making machineries.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

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 a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: 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 See More

    How to become a Pump Mechanic

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