Chemical Strength Tester

Test and maintain strength of chemical solutions used in treating cloth.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chemical Strength Testers do?

Tests and maintains strength of chemical solutions used in treating cloth: Dips sample of solution from finishing machine and titrates solution against known acid or alkali to determine strength, using burettes and chemical indicator, or tests specific gravity of solution, using hydrometer. Turns valve to admit liquid chemicals or scoops dry chemicals into finishing machine to maintain specified strength. Records test results. May be designated according to chemicals tested as Acid-Strength Inspector; Caustic-Strength Inspector.


Should I be a Chemical Strength Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Chemical-Building Worker

    How to become a Chemical Strength Tester

    Most Chemical Strength 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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