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Fuel Tank Sealer & Tester Salary

$39,630 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$598

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for a Fuel Tank Sealer & Tester is $39,630 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Fuel Tank Sealer & Tester is between $29,874 and $47,734. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Fuel Tank Sealer & Tester. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Description:
  • Cleans, seals, and tests aircraft pressurized sections and cavities, according to blueprints and specifications, using handtools, power tools, and pressure testing equipment: reads and interprets blueprints and process specifications to determine area to be sealed, volume of pressure to be applied, and allowable tolerances.
  • Applies cleaning solvent or other solution to interior and exterior surfaces of section to be sealed, such as fuel and water tanks, integral wings, and fuselage, using brushes, rags, spray guns, liquid vacuum cleaners, and air hoses.
  • Applies sealing compounds to surfaces, using fillet guns, brushes, and similar equipment.
  • Dries sealant, using heat lamps and compressed hot air.
  • Bolts access doors and hatches, disconnects plumbing lines, electrical cable and rigging, and caps connections with plugs and threaded fixtures to make section airtight.
  • Sets up and operates pressure-testing equipment to detect leakage.
  • Visually and audibly checks for leakage of areas under pressure, and applies sealing tape, cement, liquid rubber, grommets, and other aids to eliminate leakage.
  • Reinstalls accessories disconnected prior to test.
  • May repair structural defects, using tools and equipment.
  • May seal and test integral wing sections serving as fuel cells, working within closed or difficult areas to access, and be designated fuel tank sealer and tester or integral tank sealer.
  • May seal and pressurize aircraft fuselage sections and be designated pressurization mechanic or pressurizer.
  • May set up and operate air.
Fuel Tank Sealer & Tester Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 8,170

Estimated population of Fuel Tank Sealer & Tester jobs: 464

Rate of error: 4.0%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$45,942
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Fuel Tank Sealer & Tester Job Listings for United States

In Tank Aircraft Sealer
Dec 4
Renton, WA, USA
BOEING
Clean, seal, close and test integral fuel tanks on aircraft. They may also seal exterior wing ... Once your work is completed per testing requirement you'll inspect your work for quality and check ...
Tank Wagon Fleet Fueler
Nov 18
Denver, CO, USA
World Fuel Services
Deliver petroleum products with a leading global supplier as a Tank Wagon Driver. If you're a CDL A ... Pass required DOT pre-employment testing and background check
Tank Wagon Fleet Fueler
Nov 19
Dallas, TX, USA
World Fuel Services
Located just 20 minutes from Dallas, Texas, we have Tank Wagon Driver positions available in Grand ... Pass required DOT pre-employment testing and background check
FUEL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WORKER (TITLE 32)
Dec 3
Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
Department of the Air Force
Operates purpose design aviation and ground fuel tank truck vehicles having a capacity of up to 6 ... Performs required fuel quality control testing in fuels laboratory. Determines Fuel System Icing ...
Fuel Equipment Technician
Dec 10
Long Beach, CA, USA
United Pacific
Petroleum system components include tanks, piping, POS, vapor recovery, secondary containment, leak ... Repair, maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting of all types of gasoline dispensing equipment ...

The average pay for a Fuel Tank Sealer & Tester is $39,630 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Fuel Tank Sealer & Tester is between $29,874 and $47,734. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Fuel Tank Sealer & Tester. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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In Tank Aircraft Sealer
Dec 4
Renton, WA, USA
BOEING
Clean, seal, close and test integral fuel tanks on aircraft. They may also seal exterior wing ... Once your work is completed per testing requirement you'll inspect your work for quality and check ...
Tank Wagon Fleet Fueler
Nov 18
Denver, CO, USA
World Fuel Services
Deliver petroleum products with a leading global supplier as a Tank Wagon Driver. If you're a CDL A ... Pass required DOT pre-employment testing and background check
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