Lime Slaker

Tend rotary slakers or open batch tanks that mix lime and water.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lime Slakers do?

Tends rotary slaker or open batch tank that mixes lime and water to make milk of lime by either of following methods: Regulates automatic feed of lime and water into rotary slaker to obtain continuous production of milk of lime. Tests concentration with hydrometer. Weighs lime and dumps lime into tank. Adds water and starts agitators to dissolve lime. Tests specific gravity of mixture with hydrometer and adds lime or water to obtain specified concentration. Opens drain valve or starts pump to transfer mixture through mesh screens or settling tank into storage tank. May separate coarse and fine lime particles in classifier. May crush or grind limestone in crushing machine or ball mill. May collect samples of lime or waste material for assaying. May test lime solution by titration to determine its concentration. May heat water with steam coils to speed mixing process.

Should I be a Lime Slaker?

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

  • Also known as: Lacquer Shader, Milk-of-Lime Slaker, Slaker

    How to become a Lime Slaker

    Most Lime Slakers 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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