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Drier Operator Salary
in Montana, United States

$39,100 (USD)

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Last updated: March 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drier Operator is $39,100 a year and $19 an hour in Montana, United States. The average salary range for a Drier Operator is between $29,157 and $47,375. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Montana, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Tends vacuum drum driers that heat liquid compounds to form caked or powdered chemical products: connects tube from feed inlet to drum containing liquid to be dried.
  • Turns steam and coolant valves and observes thermometer to regulate temperature of steam-jacketed drum enclosed in vacuum chamber, according to specifications.
  • Starts pump and observes vacuum gauge to maintain prescribed vacuum in chamber.
  • Starts revolving drum that dries liquid as it splashes against heated drum, forming caked or powdered product that is removed from surface of drum by scraper blade.
  • Observes and feels dried product, periodically submits sample for laboratory moisture analysis, and adjusts drying temperature and vacuum if product does not meet plant standards.
  • Records drying time of batch, gauge readings, and amount or weight of materials dried.
  • May set scraper blade at specified distance from drum, using handtools.
  • May fill containers with dried materials, weigh containers, and tag containers for shipment or storage.
Drier Operator Job Prevalence in Montana, United States

Job family: Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 18,030

Estimated population of Drier Operator jobs: 217

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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