Equipment Cleaner and Tester

Clean and repair aluminum-processing equipment.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Equipment Cleaner and Testers do?

Cleans and repairs aluminum-processing equipment, such as heaters, heat exchangers, evaporators, pipelines, pumps, cooler coils, and filter leaves, using handtools: Removes heads from heaters, evaporators, preheaters, and heat exchangers, using impact wrenches. Mixes acid or caustic with water and inhibiting chemicals to prepare cleaning solutions of specified concentrations. Tests solutions, using acid-testing equipment. Turns valves to circulate cleaning agents through equipment for time indicated by test results. Washes vessels and heaters with water. Removes scale from tubes, using air-powered turbines and drills. Examines vessels or heaters for leaks, and marks defective areas. Reassembles vessels and heaters, using chain falls, block and tackle, impact wrenches, and handtools. Lubricates valves and adjusts packing glands to prevent leaks. May keep records of repairs and test results.


Should I be an Equipment Cleaner and 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.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Envelope Adjuster

    How to Become an
    Equipment Cleaner and Tester

    Most Equipment Cleaner and 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:9facaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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