Bottled Beverage Inspector

Tend beverage inspection machines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bottled Beverage Inspectors do?

Tends beverage inspection machine, equipped with photoelectric cell, that automatically detects and rejects filled beverage bottles containing solid impurities: Starts conveyor that conveys bottles filled with alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages through inspection machine. Removes rejected bottles from reject tray and examines contents of bottles in front of inspection light to verify presence of solid impurities. Drops bottles containing impurities in refuge container for disposal. Observes bottles on conveyor to detect jamming or bottle defects, such as chips and cracks. Drops defective bottles in refuse container for disposal. Removes fallen or other bottles blocking feed or discharge openings of inspection machine and replaces bottles on conveyor. Periodically places test bottle in feed opening of inspection machine and examines reject tray for bottle to ensure that machine is operative.

Should I be a Bottled Beverage Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Beverage-Inspection-Machine Tender, Wine-Bottle Inspector

    How to Become a
    Bottled Beverage Inspector

    Most Bottled Beverage Inspectors 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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