Reclamation Worker

Dismantle wrecked and other decommissioned aircrafts and salvage parts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $62,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Reclamation Workers do?

Dismantles wrecked and other decommissioned aircraft and salvages parts and equipment: Removes wings, tails, engines, landing gear, instruments and other repairable parts, using handtools. Dismantles condemned equipment, retaining usable parts. Cleans salvaged parts in solvent and coats with grease or other preservative, using swab, brush, or spray gun.


Should I be a Reclamation Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • 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: Anode Worker, Anvil Worker, Auto Salvage Worker, Beltman, Jet Worker, Wood Barrel Reconditioner

    How to become a Reclamation Worker

    Reclamation Workers 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 Reclamation Worker-related education!
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