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Cooper Tank or Barrel Maker

Aliases: Barrel Maker

Industry/Sector(s): Wood and Carpentry


JOB DESCRIPTION 

The tasks a Cooper; Tank or Barrel Maker is expected to perform include:

  • Making or repairing wooden tanks, barrels using hand and power tools for storing and transporting liquids like spirits, beer, etc.
  • Studying samples and drawings for selecting the required type of planks
  • Sawing and planing staves (wooden strips) according to the size and capacity of the cask to be made
  • Making suitable water tight joints along the sides and at both ends of the staves by power and hand tools
  • Assembling the staves into a tabular form along the joints made
  • Preparing two rings of iron strip of the required size by heating the iron strip in the furnace
  • Bending it into a circular shape by hammering and rivetting both ends
  • Heating carefully one end of the assembled staves by fire to make the wood pliable
  • Hammering one hoop on to the heated end till the staves bend to shape
  • Repeating the process at other end to fix other hoop
  • Preparing the top and bottom lids by sawing, planing and shaping wooden planks into the form of a circular disc
  • Sealing one end of the cask permanently by fixing the lid in the grooves
  • Applying lacquer to the joints to prevent leakage and polishing casks with wood polish
  • Repairing defective casks by replacing broken the staves and hoops and sealing leaking joints
  • Sharpening his own tools
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It needs one to be on their toes
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Working hours are 8/10 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible 
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Coming soon

KEY COMPETENCIES 
  • Knowledge of the barrel making process
  • Well-versed in operating barrel making machines
  • Adept at tank making techniques like sawing, shaping, planing, etc. 
  • Ability to use barrel making tools like saw, hammer, etc.
  • Physically fit
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Coming soon

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Coming soon

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 

Coming soon

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Coming soon

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Wood manufacturers across India
  • Self-employed
  • Alcohol manufacturers across India
KEYWORDS 
  • Cooper
  • Barrel Maker
  • Tank Maker
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 7522.1100 Cooper
ISCO 2008 Cabinet Makers and Related Workers NA
NIC 2008 16231 Manufacture of wooden boxes, barrels, vats, tubs, packing cases etc.
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
REFERENCES 

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