Immersion Metal-Cleaner

Tend equipment that chemically remove foreign matter from metal objects.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Immersion Metal-Cleaners do?

Tends equipment that chemically cleans grease, scale, dirt, and other foreign matter from metal objects to prepare them for processes, such as electroplating and galvanizing: Removes shavings, dirt, and rust spots from objects, using airhose, file, or sandpaper. Loads objects on conveyor which carries them through series of chemical and rinsing baths, or places objects on racks or in containers and immerses objects in chemical and rinsing solutions, manually or using hoist. Moves controls to start conveyor and to regulate temperature of solution or conveyor speed. Maintains consistency of cleaning solutions by adding specified amount of chemical to solutions. Drains, cleans, and refills tanks with chemicals. May dry objects, using dryer. May examine cleaned objects to ensure conformance to standards. May be known as Degreaser; or may be designated according to type of cleaning equipment as Ultrasonic Cleaner.


Should I be an Immersion Metal-Cleaner?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Grease Remover, Immersion Metalcleaner, Immersion Metal Cleaner, Metal Cleaner, Metal-Cleaner, Immersion See More

    How to become an Immersion Metal-Cleaner

    Most Immersion Metal-Cleaners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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