Dry Pan Operator

Tends dry-pans, screens and conveyors delivering dry clay to storage tanks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dry Pan Operators do?

Tends series of dry-pans, screens, and conveyors that grind, sift, and convey dry clay to storage tanks: Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 to load clay into hoppers of dry-pans. Turns valves to feed water into pans. Starts equipment that grinds and sifts clay. Starts and regulates speed of conveyors and elevators to transport clay to storage tanks. Removes rocks or other obstructions from dry-pans and screens, using pry bars and wire brushes. Breaks up lumps of clay, using sledgehammer. Observes panel lights for indications of equipment failures. Adjusts, tightens, or replaces wire screens, using handtools.

Should I be a Dry Pan Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Belt Back Operator, Bin Operator, Bystronic Operator, Hydration Plant Operator, Hydrator Operator, Kontura Operator See More

    How to become a Dry Pan Operator

    Most Dry Pan Operators 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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