Tank Builder and Erector

Construct and erect wooden tanks for storing liquids.
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Salary Range
$25,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tank Builder and Erectors do?

Constructs and erects wooden tanks for storing liquids according to blueprint specifications: Cuts and shapes tank parts from redwood, fir, and cypress lumber, using power-driven saws and carpenter’s handtools. Fits parts together and tests holding properties of tanks and adjusts tank sections to make them watertight and airtight. Directs hoisting of tank parts onto buildings and assembles them, using handtools.

Should I be a Tank Builder and Erector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Tank Builder and Erector

    Tank Builder and Erectors 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 Tank Builder and Erector-related education!
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