Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
What They Do
Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities.
- 2020 employment: 14,700
- May 2021 median annual wage: $35,090
Projected employment change, 2020-30:
- Number of new jobs: 900
- Growth rate: 6 percent (As fast as average)
How to Become One
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.