Tanker

Tend open tanks to impregnate wood products with preservatives.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tankers do?

Tends open tank to impregnate wood products with preservatives: Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 to lift load of material over tank and guides load into tank by hand or with rod, working from elevated platform. Chains tank loads of poles to high rack to prevent toppling. Observes gauges and turns valves to regulate heat and flow of preserving solution in tank. Impregnates sashes, doors, and other millwork products, using hand or power hoist to load and unload tank. May tend vacuum-type dip tank that impregnates wood by pressure.


Should I be a Tanker?

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

  • Also known as: Chestnut Tanner, Dip Tanker, Hanker, Oak Tanner, Pit Tanner, Taker Away, Taker Down, Taker Out, Tank Cooper

    How to become a Tanker

    Tankers 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 Tanker-related education!
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