Job and Salary of Other Manual Labor Personnel

Job and Salary of Other Manual Labor Personnel

Job and Salary of Other Manual Labor Personnel
Job and Salary of Other Manual Labor Personnel

Inspect, maintain, and repair boilers, pressure vessels, and tanks utilized in a nuclear power plant to heat or boil the water that runs steam generators to produce electricity; Bricklayer: Lay firebrick and refractory tile to build, rebuild, reline, or patch the high-temperature and heating equipment used in nuclear power plants; Carpenter: Build wooden structures and scaffolds used in and around nuclear power plants; Electrician:
Install, test, and maintain electrical equipment and systems used in a nuclear power facility; Millwright: Install, repair, replace, and dismantle turbines used in
nuclear power plants; Sheet Metal Worker: Plan, lay out, fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal parts and equipment used in a nuclear power plant; Welder: Join together, by welding, metal components of products, such as pipelines, utilized in a nuclear power facility

Alternate Title(s):Boilermaker: Boilermaker Mechanic;
Bricklayer: Brickmason, Firebrick and Refractory Tile
Bricklayer; Carpenter: Bracer, Form Builder, Rough
Carpenter, Wood-form Builder; Electrician: Electronics
Technician, Maintenance Electrician, Nuclear Maintenance
Electrician; Millwright: None; Sheet Metal Worker:
Sheet Metal Mechanic; Welder: Welding-Assembler,
Welder-FitterSalary Range US:
Boilermaker: $14.00 to $32.00 or more per
hour; Bricklayer: $15.00 to $30.00 or more per hour;
Carpenter: $11.00 to $28.00 or more per hour; Electrician:
$12.00 to $33.00 or more per hour; Millwright:
$13.00 to $32.00 or more per hour; Sheet Metal Worker:
$10.00 to $30.00 or more per hour; Welder: $10.00 to
$22.00 or more per hour
Salary Range Indo: –

Employment Prospects: Fair to Good

Prerequisites:
Education or Training—High school degree and vocational
school training recommended; formal apprenticeship
in trade usually required
Experience—Usually four to five years on-the-job training
under professional guidance with supplemental technical
course work in classroom environment
Special Skills and Personality Traits—Ability to read
blueprints and layout plans; basic mathematics and
mechanical drawing skills; detailed-oriented and able to
bend, stoop, and work in awkward positions; good physical
condition and sense of balance; manual dexterity and
good eye-hand coordination
Special Requirements—Certification may be required;
nuclear power plant security clearance usually necessary.

Tips for Entry :
1. During high school, in addition to your regular curriculum,
include courses in computer science (as you
will need these skills) and in business management
(as you may want to become an independent contractor
some day, and will need business expertise).
2. Learning how to communicate in both English and
Spanish is an additional useful skill. It is increasingly
important to be able to relay instructions and safety
precautions to workers with limited understanding
of English, and Spanish-speaking workers make up a
large part of the construction workforce in most areas
of the country.
3. While in high school, explore possible summer jobs
with contractors in the area of your interest to gain
hands-on experience as well as make potential useful
contacts for your future career.

CAREER LADDER

Entry = Apprentice Position
Middle = Boilermaker; Bricklayer; Carpenter; Electrician; Millwright; Sheet Metal Worker; Welder
Top = Supervisory Position; Independent Contractor