Clean copper or brass lamp components and assemblies.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wipers do?

Cleans copper or brass lamp components and assemblies to remove excess paint or smudge, using cloth and solvent: Removes tape around edges or rims of lamps, using wiper and solvent. Dips cloth into solvent and wipes around unpainted areas of lamp component or assembly. Stacks parts or lamps for removal to lacquering section.

Should I be a Wiper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Filler Wiper, Glaze Wiper, Soaper, Washcoat Wiper, Wiper-Blender

    How to become a Wiper

    Most Wipers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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