Bone Drier Operator

Empty bone cooking tanks and tend ovens that dry bones.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bone Drier Operators do?

Empties bone cooking tanks and tends oven that dries bones from which glue has been extracted: Opens bottom of bone cooking tank. Starts feed mechanism and rotary paddles of oven. Places rod into top of cooking tank and pushes bones through opening of tank bottom into feed mechanism of oven. When bones are dried, presses button to stop rotary action of paddle in oven. Moves lever and locking device to release oven door. Presses button to actuate paddles inside oven that push dried bones from oven into bags or onto cart. Loads filled bag onto handtruck and pushes truck or cart to storage area. May turn dials to regulate temperature of oven. May bag, weigh, and close bags containing dried bones.

Should I be a Bone Drier Operator?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Bone Drier, Glue-Bone Drier

    How to become a Bone Drier Operator

    Most Bone Drier Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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