Drier Operator II

Operate atmospheric tunnel driers that heat liquids or slurries.
picture of Drier Operator II

Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Drier Operator IIs do?

Operates atmospheric tunnel driers that heat liquids or slurries to remove water or other volatile liquids: Moves controls to regulate preheaters, fans, and conveyor belts or other material feeding mechanisms to maintain continuous operation. Turns steam valves and sets automatic temperature controls to attain specified drying temperature. Observes temperature charts and conveyors to correct equipment malfunctions and jamming of feed or discharge conveyors. Examines and feels materials for moisture content or obtains sample for laboratory moisture analysis, and readjusts equipment controls to attain specified product. Stops drier units in sequence as material feed is exhausted. Records data, such as type and quantity of material dried and drying time. May tend continuous pan driers that automatically transfer materials through drier in pans on conveyor chains, and dumps dried contents after drying. May tend or feed auxiliary equipment, such as grinding mills and baling machines that process dried product. May be designated according to type of drier as Continuous-Conveyor-Screen Drier.

Should I be a Drier Operator II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to become a Drier Operator II

    Most Drier Operator IIs 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
    Schools close to

    You May Also Like

    Careers Similar to Drier Operator II