Granulator Operator

Tend rotary-type kilns that dry sugars to specified moisture content.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Granulator Operators do?

Tends rotary-type kiln that dries sugar to specified moisture content: Starts equipment, such as scrolls, and conveyors. Turns valve to admit steam into heating coils, and starts fan that blows air around steam coils in drum. Opens gate on feed scroll to admit sugar to drum. Observes instruments to ascertain that temperatures and humidity in drums are within specified limits. Adjusts gate or speed of feed scroll and amount of steam pressure in coils to control temperature, luster, and grist of sugar. Keeps records of station operations. Takes samples of sugar for laboratory analysis. Clears blockages in scrolls and magnetic screens, using mallet or brush.


Should I be a Granulator 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Granulator Operator

    Most Granulator 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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