Can Reconditioner

Examine and recondition rusted and soiled cans containing food.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Can Reconditioners do?

Examines and reconditions rusted and soiled cans containing food: Taps cans with mallet to determine if cans meet vacuum specification and sets rejects aside [VACUUM TESTER, CANS]. Removes rust from cans, using revolving wire brush and buffer. Immerses cans in washing solution to remove dirt. Stacks or packs reconditioned cans. May relabel cans.

Should I be a Can Reconditioner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Can Reconditioner

    Most Can Reconditioners 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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