Clay Roaster

Tend clay roasting kilns in which clay is cleaned and treated for reuse.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Clay Roasters do?

Tends clay roasting kilns and auxiliary equipment in which clay, used as filter in treating oil, is cleaned and treated for reuse. Adjusts temperature of rotary kilns in which clay is roasted, by regulating valves controlling gas or oil and air supply. Starts, stops, and regulates speed of conveyors and elevators by which used clay is charged into kilns from storage bins. Fires oil-burning or gas-burning steam heater to supply steam for treating clay before it is dumped from filters. Checks weight per cubic foot of clay to determine whether it conforms to requirements, using spring balance. Cleans lumps of fused clay from screens at outlet of kilns. Oils and greases equipment.

Should I be a Clay Roaster?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Salt Cutter

    How to become a Clay Roaster

    Most Clay Roasters 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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