Rubber Liner

Line interior of tanks, valves, and similar articles with rubber sheeting.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rubber Liners do?

Lines interior of tanks, valves, pipes, and similar articles with rubber sheeting to prevent corrosion of vessel, and to minimize contamination, shock, ignition, or explosion hazards to contents. May inject compressed air into vessel to bond lining to vessel walls, and introduce live steam or place article in autoclave to vulcanize rubber lining. May prepare vessel for application of lining by sandblasting, scraping, or painting interior surfaces. May test lining for holes and faulty seams, using device that creates spark on contact with metal vessel through apertures in rubber. May visit equipment sites to install linings. May be designated according to article lined as Tank Insulator, Rubber; Valve Liner, Rubber.


Should I be a Rubber Liner?

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.

  • Also known as: Heel-Seam Rubber, Valve Liner, Rubber

    How to become a Rubber Liner

    Rubber Liners 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 Rubber Liner-related education!
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