Steel Plate Caulker

Caulk seams between plates of boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, or ships.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Steel Plate Caulkers do?

Caulks seams between plates of boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, or ships to make them watertight: Connects airhose to caulking hammer and inserts caulking chisel in hammer socket. Positions chisel on edge of seam and presses trigger of hammer to pound edge of overlapping plate into surface of adjoining plate to seal seam. May use hand caulking tool to close seams.


Should I be a Steel Plate Caulker?

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

  • How to become a Steel Plate Caulker

    Steel Plate Caulkers 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 Steel Plate Caulker-related education!
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