Sand Tester

Test sand to determine its usability for making sand molds or cores.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sand Testers do?

Tests sand to determine its usability for making sand molds or cores: Collects samples of sand mixes and compresses sand into sample piece, using specimen sand rammer. Determines properties of sand samples, such as moisture content, permeability, compression and shear strength, clay content, and sand-grain size and distribution, using sand-test equipment, such as moisture teller, permeability meter, sand-strength tester, and sieve set. May perform similar tests on ladle lining refractories. May test quality of incoming materials, such as cereal or core oils to be used in sand mixes by mixing and testing sand samples.

Should I be a Sand 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Meter Tester, Demand Meters, Oxygen System Tester, Size Tester, Tester, Systems

    How to become a Sand Tester

    Most Sand 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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