Hydrometer Calibrator

Calibrate hydrometer tubes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hydrometer Calibrators do?

Calibrates hydrometer tubes, using chemical solutions, marking device, and graduating machine: Mixes solutions of high, medium, and low specific gravity according to formula. Tests solutions, using standard hydrometer, and adjusts specific gravity of solutions. Places specified ballast weight into hydrometer float and seals hydrometer, using sealing compound. Immerses hydrometer into prepared solutions and marks levels of each solution on hydrometer tube. Graduates hydrometer, using engraving machine. Lines paper or metal scale into degrees, using drafter’s pen or metal scriber, and secures scale inside hydrometer to ensure lines correspond to graduations on hydrometer.

Should I be a Hydrometer Calibrator?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Hydrometer Finisher

    How to become a Hydrometer Calibrator

    Most Hydrometer Calibrators 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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