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Pipe Cleaning & Priming Machine Operator Salary

$50,636 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pipe Cleaning & Priming Machine Operator is $50,636 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Pipe Cleaning & Priming Machine Operator is between $37,244 and $61,816. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates pipe cleaning and priming machine to clean rust, scale, and dirt from pipelines, and to apply prime coating of hot asphalt: selects cleaning and priming head to fit pipe and bolts them to machine-driven pulley.
  • Bolts scraping knives and steel wire brushes to inside of cleaning head and bristle brushes inside priming head.
  • Adjusts spring tension on knives and brushes with handtools.
  • Signals tractor operator to lift and slide pipe cleaning and priming machine over end of pipe.
  • Starts engine and moves levers to rotate cleaning and priming heads around pipe, and to propel machine along pipeline.
  • Opens valve to start flow of hot asphalt coating onto pipe surfaces.
  • May operate machine to remove heavy deposits of scale, rust, or other foreign matter from pipes preparatory to cleaning and coating and be designated pipe-cleaning-machine operator.
Pipe Cleaning & Priming Machine Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Job family population: 9,000

Estimated population of Pipe Cleaning & Priming Machine Operator jobs: 214

Rate of error: 10.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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