Occupation Profile for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

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.


$22,850.00 Median Annual Wage 0 Average Job Openings Per Year
9.3 Average Unemployment Percentage 68.5 Percentage That Completed High School
16,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 30.1 Percentage That Had Some College
14,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 0.0 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Acid Dipper
Air Table Operator
Ampoule Washing Machine Operator
Bag Bleacher
Barrel Cleaner
Benzene Washer
Benzene Washer Operator
Benzol Operator
Benzol Still Operator
Blanching Machine Operator
Bleach Boiler Filler
Bleach Machine Operator
Bleach Plant Operator
Bleacher Operator
Bleacher, Pulp
Bleaching Machine Operator
Blow Pit Operator
Bottle Washer
Bottle Washing Machine Operator
Branner Machine Tender
Brass Pickler
Brown Stock Washer
Clean in Places Operator (CIP Operator)
Cleaning Machine Operator
Cleaning Machine Tender, Semiconductor Wafers
Container Washer, Machine
Core Machine Operator
Coring Machine Operator
Date Pitter
Decker Operator
Deflash and Wash Operator
Degreaser Operator
Dip Lube Operator
Dried Fruit Washer
Dry Charge Process Attendant
Dust Collector Attendant
Electrode Cleaning Machine Operator
Equipment Cleaner
Filter Washer
Filter Washer and Presser
Flattening Press Operator
Fruit Washer
Furnace and Wash Equipment Operator
Glass Cleaner
Glass Cleaning Machine Tender
Ham Doctor
Ham Pumper
Keg Washer
Machine Operator
Marble Cleaner
Meat Pickler
Meat Scrubber
Metal Cleaner
Metal Neutralizer
Metal Washing Machine Operator
Metalcleaner, Immersion
Mold Polisher
Nitroglycerin Neutralizer
Oyster Washer
Paint Stripper
Pickle House Operator
Pickle Pumper
Pickling Operator
Pickling Solution Maker
Pickling Tank Operator
Pigs Feet Cleaner
Precipitate Washer
Press Operator
Pressroom Worker
Pressroom Worker, Fat
Production Washer
Pulp Bleacher
Rotary Drum Tanner
Rubber Washer
Sanitation Technician
Scrub Wheel Operator
Scrubber Machine Tender
Shellfish Processing Machine Tender
Silver Stripper, Machine
Soda Room Operator
Tank Washer
Trommel Tender
Tub Room Attendant
Tub Wash Operator
Tub Washer
Tumbling Machine Operator
Vegetable Washer
Vegetable Washing Machine Operator
Vein Pumper
Wafer Cleaner
Wash Crew Person
Wash Helper
Wash Mill Operator
Wash Tank Tender
Washer Engineer
Washer, Agricultural Produce
Washer, Machine
Washhouse Hand
Washhouse Worker
Washing Machine Operator
Washroom Operator
Wheat Cleaner
Wheat Washer
Wool Washer
Yeast Washer

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Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
  • Core — Add specified amounts of chemicals to equipment at required times to maintain solution levels and concentrations.
  • Core — Drain, clean, and refill machines or tanks at designated intervals, using cleaning solutions or water.
  • Core — Measure, weigh, or mix cleaning solutions, using measuring tanks, calibrated rods or suction tubes.
  • Supplemental — Draw samples for laboratory analysis, or test solutions for conformance to specifications, such as acidity or specific gravity.
  • Supplemental — Observe machine operations, gauges, or thermometers, and adjust controls to maintain specified conditions.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.