Tight Barrel Inspector

Examine heads and staves of tight barrels or kegs.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tight Barrel Inspectors do?

Examines heads and staves of tight barrels or kegs, containing water and compressed air, to determine if they are liquid tight: Rolls and tumbles barrel to spread water over interior of barrel. Examines barrel for faulty stave joints, leaks, loose or defective hoops, and material defects, such as streaks, cross grains, wormholes, and knotholes, in stave and heading material. Marks defects with chalk and rolls barrel to COOPER. May make minor repairs to barrel, such as plugging wormholes, knotholes, and small leaks.


Should I be a Tight Barrel Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Barrel Inspector, Tight

    How to become a Tight Barrel Inspector

    Most Tight Barrel Inspectors 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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