Shank Tapper

Tend machines that screw bushing into shank of smoking pipes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shank Tappers do?

Tends machine that screws bushing into shank of smoking pipe for use in connecting stem to shank: Places previously glued bushing on threaded projection of tapping machine and holds threaded end of shank against bushing until they are screwed together. Reverses machine to remove threaded projection from bushing.


Should I be a Shank Tapper?

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

  • Also known as: Shank Carrier, Tapper, Shank

    How to become a Shank Tapper

    Shank Tappers 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 Shank Tapper-related education!
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