Kiln Operator Helper

Assist Kiln Operator in calcining hydrated alumina in rotary kilns.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Kiln Operator Helpers do?

Assists KILN OPERATOR in calcining hydrated alumina in rotary kilns: Moves controls to direct flow of alumina through standby equipment. Lubricates valves with grease guns. Adjusts packing glands to prevent leaks, using handtools. Cleans coolers, using air lance. Observes flow of alumina through kilns, inspects equipment, and reports defects or malfunctions to KILN OPERATOR. Takes sample of alumina in bucket for laboratory analysis. Records weights of alumina stored. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Kiln Operator Helper?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Kiln Operator Helper

    Most Kiln Operator Helpers 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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