Retort Unloader

Unload kilns after destructive distillation processing or charcoal making.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Retort Unloaders do?

Unloads retort or kiln after destructive distillation processing or making of charcoal: Pushes loaded cars out of retort or kiln. Rakes charcoal from racks or cars and discards unburned wood. Starts conveyor and shovels charcoal onto conveyor that transfers it into trucks. May drive truck to and from retort or kiln and dumping ramp where charcoal is dumped and bagged.

Should I be a Retort Unloader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Charcoal Unloader, Kiln Unloader, Retort Feeder, Ground Bone

    How to become a Retort Unloader

    Most Retort Unloaders 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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