Leak Hunter

Inspect filled barrels to detect leaks and repair them.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Leak Hunters do?

Inspects barrels filled with beer or whiskey to detect and repair leaking barrels: Walks between rows of stacked barrels and examines each barrel for leaks. Caulks holes or seams, using wicking, wooden plugs, or strips of adhesive canvas. Records serial number of barrel repaired and date. May examine barrels of beer in shipping area to detect leakage and push leaking barrels aside for removal to dumping area.

Should I be a Leak Hunter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Leak Hunter

    Leak Hunters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Leak Hunter-related education!
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