Drier Operator IV

Tend spray driers that evaporate water from slurries.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Drier Operator IVs do?

Tends spray driers that evaporate water from slurries, forming caked or powdered product: Pumps slurry to atomizer nozzle in drier and regulates spray of slurry as instructed. Observes temperature recorders and adjusts valves, controls, and dampers to heat or cool and direct air through drier to evaporate water or solidify slurry. Observes discharge conveyor for malfunctions or jamming to maintain uninterrupted flow of dried materials to storage. Rakes out accumulated cake or powder remaining in drier, and clears clogged lines, using length of wire. May place empty drums under discharge end of spray tower to be filled with specified amount of powdered emulsifier. May tend auxiliary equipment, such as cyclone filters and scrubbing tower to refine product or recover usable materials.


Should I be a Drier Operator IV?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Drier Operator IV

    Most Drier Operator IVs 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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