Dry Cell Tester

Test dry cells and dry-cell batteries to determine length of life.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dry Cell Testers do?

Tests dry cells and dry-cell batteries to determine length of life, capacity, shelf-life, effects of temperature on battery output, and other characteristics, using direct current voltmeters, ammeters, and programmed test equipment: Mounts cells or batteries on test racks and connects terminals to testing equipment. Discharges cells or batteries through fixed resistances at specified time intervals. Reads meters and records voltages during discharge intervals. Tests cells and batteries for open-circuit voltage and electrical output at specified intervals for prescribed periods to measure shelf-life. May test new compounds as directed.

Should I be a Dry Cell 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Dry-End Tester

    How to become a Dry Cell Tester

    Most Dry Cell 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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