Machine Container Washer

Tend machines that clean and sterilize containers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Container Washers do?

Tends machine that cleans and sterilizes containers, such as barrels, fruit juice bottles, milk cans, and baking pans: Moves controls to fill washing and sterilizing tanks with water and steam, and to regulate temperature in cleaning tank. Dumps specified amounts of chemicals into cleaning tank. Loads containers on conveyor that carries containers through cleaning and sterilizing operations. Examines containers for cleanliness and defects, such as dents and cracks. Cleans and lubricates equipment. May manually clean containers prior to machine cleaning, using sponge or brush. May be designated according to type of container washed as Barrel Washer, Machine; Bottle Washer, Machine I; Can Washer, Machine.

Should I be a Machine Container Washer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Barrel Washer, Machine, Bottle Washer, Machine I, Can Washer, Machine, Container Washer, Machine

    How to become a Machine Container Washer

    Most Machine Container Washers 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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