Battery Wrecker Operator

Load conveyor of battery-crushing machines with batteries.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Battery Wrecker Operators do?

Loads conveyor of battery-crushing machine: Lifts batteries from stockpile. Loads conveyor of machine that crushes batteries and separates plastic, metal, and lead-bearing acid. Listens for machine jams and other malfunctions. Dislodges jams, using metal bar or air compressor. Notifies designated worker of major malfunctions. May operate industrial truck to move pallets of batteries from storage area to work area.


Should I be a Battery Wrecker Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Battery Wrecker Operator

    Most Battery Wrecker Operators 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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