Battery Charger

Charge storage batteries.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Battery Chargers do?

Charges storage batteries: Groups batteries on tables according to type and specified rate and length of charge. Attaches positive lead wire from current source to positive post and negative lead wire to negative post of group. Starts charge and reads ammeter and adjusts rheostat to obtain specified charging rate. Records data indicating location, type, and number of batteries on circuit and rate and length of charge specified. Marks ends of tables with chalk indicating when batteries are to be disconnected and removed. May ascertain specific gravity of acid in batteries during charge, using hydrometer and thermometer and notify ACID ADJUSTER to correct variation. May record instrument readings during charging cycle and regulate current.

Should I be a Battery Charger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Battery Mechanic, Storage-Battery Charger

    How to become a Battery Charger

    Most Battery Chargers 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:9tgaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2840%25%29|associate%27s+%286%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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