Centrifugal Drier Operator

Tend centrifugal driers that remove water or other liquids from slurries.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Centrifugal Drier Operators do?

Tends centrifugal drier that removes water or other liquids from slurries: Inserts filter cloth and screen in basket of centrifugal drum. Lowers bell-shaped cover over outlet in bottom of basket if unit is bottom-discharge type and shovels, pours, or pumps slurry into basket. Closes lid if unit is top-discharge type. Starts basket revolving and moves control to regulate speed, according to specifications. Lifts bell, lowers blade to cut crystallized cake from walls of basket, and pushes centrifuged mass through outlet into containers or onto conveyor, using paddle. May release trap door, start pumps, or shovel material from basket to unload drier. May turn steam or fuel valves to heat drier basket or drum to maintain centrifuged material at specified temperature while drying. When drying and discharging salt, may be designated Salt Cutter.


Should I be a Centrifugal Drier Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to Become a
    Centrifugal Drier Operator

    Most Centrifugal 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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