Salvage Engineer

Manage workers engaged in reworking rejected ball bearings.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Salvage Engineers do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in reworking rejected ball bearings: Disassembles and inspects races, faceways, cups, cones, retainers, and bearings. Diagnoses imperfections, such as parts not within tolerance, scratches, burrs, rust, or dirt and determines if part can be reworked or should be rejected. Assigns bearings to assistants to be reworked, advises them on problems involving bearing salvage, and trains workers in principles and practices of salvaging rejects. Inspects reworked bearings and components, using special go-not-go gauges, calipers, and micrometers. May operate lathes to turn, bore, face, and polish raceways, and perform related operations to rework bearings.


Should I be a Salvage Engineer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Shift Engineer

    How to become a Salvage Engineer

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