Hydraulic Rubbish Compactor Mechanic

Install and repair hydraulic rubbish compactors, using tools and equipment.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hydraulic Rubbish Compactor Mechanics do?

Installs and repairs hydraulic rubbish compactors, using tools and equipment: Installs new compactors, utilizing knowledge of electrical wiring and hydraulic-pneumatic functions and using handtools and power tools. Diagnoses hydraulic and mechanical malfunctions of compactors to determine required repairs. Adjusts, replaces, or repairs faulty hydraulic units, such as pistons, cylinders, and conveyors. Installs or replaces damaged shafts, guards, casings, and metal frame of compactor units, using electric welding, brazing, or soldering equipment and tools. Diagnoses electrical-electronic system malfunction, and replaces or repairs parts, such as electric motors, switches, and starting and stopping units, using knowledge of wiring, wiring diagrams, voltage systems, and electric-electronic components. Loads compactors and parts onto truck, using forklift.


Should I be a Hydraulic Rubbish Compactor Mechanic?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Hydraulic Mechanic

    How to Become a
    Hydraulic Rubbish Compactor Mechanic

    Most Hydraulic Rubbish Compactor Mechanics have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:19ckaa&chl=no+college+%2842%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,42,49
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