Vacuum-Drier Operator

Tend vacuum driers that remove moisture from felt pads.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Vacuum-Drier Operators do?

Tends vacuum drier that removes moisture from felt pads: Pushes dollies loaded with pads into tunnel of drying chamber. Lifts pads onto drying racks. Closes airtight doors and starts vacuum pumps and electric fans. Opens steam valves to adjust heat of drying chamber to specified temperature. Loads dried pads on dollies for further processing.

Should I be a Vacuum-Drier Operator?

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

  • How to become a Vacuum-Drier Operator

    Most Vacuum-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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