Stripper and Taper

Apply bias tapes over seams of rubberized fabric.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stripper and Tapers do?

Applies bias tape over seams of rubberized fabric to protect and reinforce sections of inflatable buildings: Lifts and attaches sections of buildings to circular frame, working as member of crew. Turns handcrank to roll first section of building to top of frame. Cleans seams with solvent, and applies glue to seam and bias tape. Attaches and centers tape on seams, using hand roller and hand pressure. Turns handcrank to position other sections of building and repeats bonding process. Removes, straightens, and cuts tape to correct flaws, using solvent to loosen glue. Reglues corrected sections. Removes completed building, using handcrank.

Should I be a Stripper and Taper?

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: Hand Stripper, Stripper-and-Opaquer Apprentice, Tire Stripper

    How to become a Stripper and Taper

    Stripper and Tapers 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 Stripper and Taper-related education!
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