Lime Sludge Kiln Operator

Tend gas- or oil-fired kilns that burn lime sludges to recover limes.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lime Sludge Kiln Operators do?

Tends gas- or oil-fired kiln that burns lime sludge to recover lime: Turns panel controls to adjust burner and flow of sludge into kiln according to temperature gauges. Starts conveyor that carries lime from kiln to hopper of slaking machine. May tend washers and filters that remove cooking liquor from sludge before it is burned.

Should I be a Lime Sludge Kiln Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Sludge Mill Operator

    How to Become a
    Lime Sludge Kiln Operator

    Most Lime Sludge Kiln Operators 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:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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