Dairy Equipment Repairer

Repair and maintain dairy machineries and equipment.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$22,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dairy Equipment Repairers do?

Repairs and maintains dairy machinery and equipment, such as churns, cream separators and milking machines, using handtools, machine tools, and measuring instruments: Observes and listens to machine in operation to locate causes of trouble. Dismantles machine, using pliers, screwdriver, and wrenches. Replaces or repairs faulty part, using handtools or power tools. Assembles and starts machine to test its operation. Replaces defective wiring, burnt fuses, worn switches, and electric motor parts, and repairs electrical fixtures. Machines worn or new metal parts, using engine lathe, drill press, and other machine tools. Cuts and fuses metals to fabricate metal parts and pipes. Cuts pipe threads and installs and tests gas, steam, water, and air pipes. Fabricates, alters, and installs sheet metal chutes, covers, tubing, containers, and fittings. May affix special attachments, set dies, and repair belts. May operate electric motors, pumps, compressors, and water filters to cool refrigerating rooms.


Should I be a Dairy Equipment Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Dairy Equipment Installer

    How to become a Dairy Equipment Repairer

    Most Dairy Equipment Repairers 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:a9ogaa&chl=|no+college+%2857%25%29|certificate+%2837%25%29|associate%27s+%286%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,57
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