Dry-House Attendant

Tend kilns to condition wood used for firearms stocks and wooden articles.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dry-House Attendants do?

Tends kiln that conditions wood used for firearms stocks and shaped wooden articles: Examines woodstock ends to determine whether tar or wax coating meets specifications. Dips stock blank ends into vats of tar or wax to prevent splitting during drying. Places stock in oven and turns gas valves to regulate temperature to specified heat. Observes wood blanks to determine whether drying is required. Removes wood blanks to storage sheds. Records storage time and amounts processed, coated, scraped, and rejected.


Should I be a Dry-House Attendant?

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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Lehr Attendant

    How to become a Dry-House Attendant

    Most Dry-House Attendants 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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