Aluminum Container Tester

Test the efficiency of enamel insulation of aluminum battery containers.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Aluminum Container Testers do?

Tests efficiency of enamel insulation of finished aluminum battery containers, using electrical testing apparatus and chemical solutions: Places lid on metal fixture wired to instrument panel to test coating on lid. Dips instrument terminal in chemical solution and rubs terminal over surface of lid, observing sparks that indicate insufficient insulation. Outlines areas that emit sparks with crayon to guide workers in applying additional enamel coating. Fills container with chemical solution to test interior insulation. Dips tip of rubber-covered rod, connected to ohmmeter, in solution and observes instrument dial to determine if insulation is effective within specified tolerance. Marks acceptance symbol on satisfactory containers. Moves testing rod around interior of container until panel light indicates defect in container. Pours solution out of container to level of defective area. Moves tip of wired bar over surface of container until sparks occur indicating location of defect. Marks and segregates defective containers.


Should I be an Aluminum Container Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Battery-Container Tester, Aluminum

    How to Become an
    Aluminum Container Tester

    Most Aluminum Container Testers 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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