Spray Drier Operator

Operate spray driers to evaporate water from clay slip to form pellets.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Spray Drier Operators do?

Operates spray drier to evaporate water from clay slip to form pellets used in production of mosaic quarry, wall and floor tile: Connects hose to ball mill and drier pump, using wrenches, and opens valves. Sets controls on panelboard for specified temperatures and pressure in drier and to route pellets into specified silo. Starts pump and drier and observes dials and gauges and adjusts controls to ensure that specified temperature and pressure are maintained. Draws sample of pellets from drier and measures moisture content, using moisture meter. Records specified processing data.


Should I be a Spray Drier 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Spray Drier

    How to become a Spray Drier Operator

    Most Spray Drier 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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