Pump Tester

Verify adjustment of pumps.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pump Testers do?

Verifies adjustment of pumps used to force cellulose solution through spinnerettes, forming rayon, to ensure that pump speed conforms with plant specifications for prescribed weight of yarn: Turns valve to transfer measured amount of solution to container and times flow, using stopwatch. Weighs container and solution and records findings.


Should I be a Pump Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Puttier, Test Puller

    How to become a Pump Tester

    Most Pump Testers 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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