Regenerator Operator

Tend furnace driers and equipment that regenerate diatomaceous earth.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Regenerator Operators do?

Tends furnace driers, and auxiliary equipment that regenerate diatomaceous earth used as filtering medium: Opens valves on storage tank to allow dry earth to mix with mud discharged from filter. Feels mixture and adjusts valves to obtain mixture that can be dried readily. Moves controls to regulate flow of mixture to furnace driers, and temperatures of furnace to ensure specified regeneration. Obtains samples of earth before and after regeneration for laboratory analysis. Turns valves to route regenerated earth to storage bins. Clears blockages in minglers, dust collector hoppers, and mud gauges. Changes and cleans pump screens. May be designated according to material regenerated as Kieselguhr-Regenerator Operator.

Should I be a Regenerator Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Kieselguhr-Regenerator Operator

    How to become a Regenerator Operator

    Most Regenerator 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:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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