Dry Kiln Operator Helper

Assist Dry-Kiln Operator in drying clay products in tunnel.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dry Kiln Operator Helpers do?

Assists DRY-KILN OPERATOR in drying clay products in tunnel: Positions fans in drying areas to circulate heated air. Closes or opens tunnel room doors. Covers product with canvas or sacking. Floods aisles with water. Adjusts floor furnace to maintain specified temperature and circulation of heat. Examines products in tunnel for cracks or other defects. Patches damaged products with patching clay, using handtools. Brushes paint sealer or drying agent on product to retard evaporation. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Dry Kiln Operator Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Dry Kiln Operator Helper

    Most Dry Kiln Operator Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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