Kiln Loader

Spread germinated barley or green hops on kiln floor to dry.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Kiln Loaders do?

Spreads germinated barley or green hops on kiln floor to dry: Holds and directs swing chute to discharge and spread barley or hops evenly over floor. Levels barley or hops, using fork. Loosens lock bolts to tip holding-kiln floor screens and drop barley or hops onto next drying floor or into storage hopper or pushes product into lower bin, using scraper. May clean and scrub malthouse floors.

Should I be a Kiln Loader?

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

  • Also known as: Cross-Tie-Tram Loader, Hoist-Cylinder Loader, Limerock Tower Loader, Tree Loader, Meat

    How to become a Kiln Loader

    Most Kiln Loaders 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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