Firer Helper

Tend equipment that burn condensed black liquors into black ashes.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Firer Helpers do?

Tends equipment that burns condensed black liquor into black ash: Turns valves to regulate spray of black liquor into cyclone drier and flow of air through drier to dry black liquor to specified concentration. Determines moisture content of liquor, using moisture testing equipment. As directed, turns rheostat to adjust mechanism in mixing tank to feed salt cake into black liquor prior to burning. Turns valves as directed to channel steam into evaporators or into main line. Pushes steam lance through boiler tubes or turns crank that rotates steam jets through boiler to blow out soot and sludge. Scrapes sludge from interior of furnace, using scraper and rake.


Should I be a Firer Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Firer Helper

    Most Firer Helpers 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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