Standpipe Tender

Tend equipment that regulates flow of byproduct gases in coke-ovens.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Standpipe Tenders do?

Tends equipment that regulates flow of byproduct gases in coke-oven standpipes preparatory to discharging or charging oven: Moves controls to regulate flow of gases to collecting main, to open standpipes and oven charging holes, clear oven and standpipe of gases, and control flow of ammonia liquor and steam during charging. Sweeps spillage into charging holes. Cleans top of ovens, using broom and shovel. Clears standpipe, nozzles, and charging holes, using chisel bar and drill. Pokes coal from hoppers on charging car, using bar. May hook chains to oven doors and use winch to raise or lower doors. May loosen, unplug, and move tar in main, using bar [CHASER, TAR].

Should I be a Standpipe Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Steam-Vat Tender

    How to become a Standpipe Tender

    Most Standpipe Tenders 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:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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