Bottle Gauger

Measure quantity and temperature of whiskey in bottles.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bottle Gaugers do?

Measures quantity and temperature of whiskey in bottles as they are filled by bottle-filling machine: Removes, at random, filled bottle of whiskey from conveyor, empties contents into graduated cylinder and records scale reading indicating fluid ounces. Inserts thermometer and hydrometer into cylinder to measure temperature and proof of whiskey and records results of test. Compares readings with charts indicating desired company standards to ensure that high quality of product is maintained during bottling process. Pours contents of cylinder back into bottle and places bottle on conveyor for labeling. Records size of bottle being filled, serial numbers, and brand of whiskey.

Should I be a Bottle Gauger?

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

  • How to become a Bottle Gauger

    Most Bottle Gaugers 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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