Test Department Helper

Position electrical equipment in test area and connects to test equipment.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Test Department Helpers do?

Positions electrical equipment, such as motors, generators, transformers, telephone apparatus, and electrical controls in test area and connects to test equipment preparatory to final testing: Builds up timbers and steel beams on test floor to form base for testing platform. Directs OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 or uses jib crane to lift electrical unit to test bench or platform and secures unit, using bolts. Connects equipment to dynamometer or test load, using belt or couplings and adapters. Hooks up electric connections from power supply to unit, using plug, clamp, and screw-type connectors. Observes meters and reports readings to tester.


Should I be a Test Department Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Dental Ceramist Helper, Plating-Department Helper

    How to become a Test Department Helper

    Most Test Department Helpers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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