Skelp Processor

Control operation equipment to form skelp into metal pipes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$22,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Skelp Processors do?

Controls operation of machinery and equipment, such as coil car, uncoiler, rollers, power shears, and hoist, using console, from pulpit in welding mill to form skelp into metal pipe: Receives signal through intercom to begin machine operation. Moves levers and presses buttons on control console to position coil car under overhead hoist and receive supply of skelp. Observes operation of car that transports skelp through series of processing operations, such as uncoiling skelp, rolling coil into sheets, and shearing sheets into specified size prior to welding and forming metal into pipe. Observes operation from pulpit to detect camber and machine malfunctions, such as jam-ups. Stops machinery when malfunctions occur and removes sections of cobble, using acetylene torch. Assists workers in setting up and adjusting machines and equipment, using handtools and measuring instruments. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 to restock or remove skelp and cobble from operating pit.


Should I be a Skelp Processor?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Pipe Processor

    How to become a Skelp Processor

    Most Skelp Processors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%2810%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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