Drier Operator III

Tend rotary driers that remove moisture from solid chemical materials.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Drier Operator IIIs do?

Tends batch or continuous rotary driers that remove moisture from solid chemical materials: Dumps or shovels materials into batch drier chamber, or starts feed conveyors of continuous drier. Starts drying chamber rotating. Admits steam or hot air to drying chamber until specified heat is attained, as indicated by temperature chart recorders and gauges. Opens vacuum valves to withdraw accumulated vapors where materials require drying at subatmospheric pressure. Stops rotation of drying chamber to dump dried materials, or starts discharge conveyor to empty contents of chamber and transfer dried product to storage, packaging, or further processing. May tend auxiliary equipment, such as condensers and vacuum pumps. Records operating data in equipment log, such as temperatures, pressures, drying time, and hourly production. May feel discharged materials for specified dryness. May submit samples to control laboratory for moisture analysis. May regulate drier temperature, and speed of conveyors and rotary chamber, according to knowledge of process and material being dried.

Should I be a Drier Operator III?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • 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 Drier Operator III

    Most Drier Operator IIIs 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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