Rack Room Worker

Tend machines that fill metal kegs with beer.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rack Room Workers do?

Tends machines that fill metal kegs with beer in keg-filling room of brewery: Pushes metal keg or barrel onto conveyor leading to racking machine. Lifts barrel from conveyor and positions barrel on machine. Lowers filling arm of counter-pressure filling machine, and fits nozzle into bung. Turns valves that pressurize barrel and start flow of beer. Turns valve that releases filling arm when sight glass indicates barrel is full and raises arm. Pounds wooden plug into bung, using mallet. Presses pedal to roll barrel onto conveyor. Affixes revenue stamp over taphole, using staples or glue. Rolls barrel from conveyor to loading chute or storage area. Washes machine and floor, using hose.


Should I be a Rack Room Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Belt Worker, Bottling Room Worker, Corker, Gas Worker, Rock Room Worker

    How to become a Rack Room Worker

    Most Rack Room Workers 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:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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