Battery Tester

Test storage batteries, using electric testing instruments.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Battery Testers do?

Tests storage batteries, using electric testing instruments: Sets dials on testing instruments according to battery voltage. Places positive and negative wired plugs on posts and intercell-connector terminals of corresponding polarity and observes indicator on instrument that measures resistance capacity in terms of pass or reject. Tests rejected batteries to determine specific defects, using voltmeter. Computes comparative figures and test data to determine deficiencies and attaches slip to battery indicating type of defect. May test battery assemblies on conveyor line. May test batteries used in field equipment and be designated Battery Tester, Field.


Should I be a Battery Tester?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bag Tester, Ballistics Tester, Balloon Tester, Barrel Tester, Batch Tester, Bath Tester, Battery Analyst See More

    How to become a Battery Tester

    Most Battery 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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