Grain Drier Operator

Tend grain-drying machines that reduce moisture content of grains.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Grain Drier Operators do?

Tends grain-drying machines that reduce moisture content of grain: Reviews data concerning moisture content of grain to be dried. Moves levers to regulate gate on feed hopper and flow of grain through drier. Observes temperature recorders and turns valves to regulate flow of steam pressure or gas to heat driers to specified temperature. May observe conveyors transferring grain from storage bin and control flow of grain into feed hopper. May test grain to ensure moisture content standards are being met, using moisture meter or standard oil-distillation test. May be designated according to grain dried as Rice-Drier Operator.

Should I be a Grain Drier 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Grain Drier Operator

    Most Grain Drier Operators 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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