Laboratory Helper

Assist workers in testing, adjusting and repairing electrical transmission.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Laboratory Helpers do?

Assists workers engaged in testing, adjusting, and repairing electrical transmission and distribution equipment in laboratory repair shop, performing any combination of following tasks: Cuts lead wires to length and attaches connectors according to requirements of equipment to be tested. Connects lead wires to equipment and test-apparatus as directed. Observes and records, or calls out readings of test-apparatus meters, and turns test-apparatus switches and dials as directed to assist in making tests requiring numerous connection changes, or when testing equipment is in locations not accessible to test-apparatus. Cleans, paints, and removes minor defects from items, such as meter boxes, protective covers, and mounting brackets. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title. May be designated according to worker assisted as Electric-Meter-Repairer Helper; Electric-Meter-Tester Helper; Relay-Tester Helper.


Should I be a Laboratory Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to become a Laboratory Helper

    Most Laboratory Helpers 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:9paaaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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