Test Worker

Obtain samples of molten metal from each furnace heat.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Test Workers do?

Obtains sample of molten metal from each furnace heat, using hand ladle or glass tube: Dips hand ladle or inserts glass tube into pouring ladle, before molds are poured. Pours molten metal into sand mold or allows it to solidify in glass tube. Breaks or drills solidified metal to obtain test sample, using hammer or drill press. Marks sample according to heat from which sample was taken.


Should I be a Test Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cabin Worker, Intake Worker, Test Rider

    How to become a Test Worker

    Most Test 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: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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