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Become A Grain Drier Operator

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Working As A Grain Drier Operator

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • $36,500

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Grain Drier Operator does

  • Load and unload Train cars, semis.
  • Operate heavy machinery to load rail cars and semi-trailers.
  • Worked in a heavy machinery industrial environment.
  • Provide a high level of customer service by displaying courteous, helpful, knowledgeable interaction and behaviors.
  • Operated and maintained grain receiving and storage facilities.
  • Load and unload grain trucks and railcars.
  • Machine I ran was a 8285R John Deere and 1196 Brent Avalanche gain cart.
  • Unload grain from semi trucks.
  • Drive grain cart help work on headers clean out cabs clean out grain bins work on trucks change tires
  • Provided general maintenance on all facility equipment.

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How To Become A Grain Drier Operator

Education and training requirements vary by the occupation. Crane operators and excavating machine operators usually have several years of experience in related occupations, such as construction equipment operators or hoist or winch operators.

Education

Although no formal education is usually required, some companies prefer material moving machine operators to have a high school diploma. For crane operators, excavating machine operators, and dredge operators, however, a high school diploma or equivalent is typically required.

Training

Most material moving machine operators are trained on the job in less than a month. Some machines are more complex than others, such as cranes as compared with industrial trucks such as forklifts. Therefore, the amount of time spent in training will vary with the type of machine the operator is using. Learning to operate a forklift or an industrial truck in warehouses, for example, may take only a few days. Training to operate a crane for port operations may take several months. Most workers are trained by a supervisor or another experienced employee.

The International Union of Operating Engineers offers apprenticeship programs for heavy equipment operators, such as excavating machine operators or crane operators. Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with technical instruction.

During their training, material moving machine operators learn a number of safety rules, many of which are standardized through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Employers must certify that each operator has received the proper training. Operators who work with hazardous materials receive further specialized training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

A number of states and several cities require crane operators to be licensed. To get a license, operators typically must complete a skills test in which they show that they can control a crane. They also must pass a written exam that tests their knowledge of safety rules and procedures. Some crane operators and industrial truck and tractor operators may obtain certification, which includes passing a written exam.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Crane operators and excavating machine operators usually have several years of experience working as construction equipment operators or hoist and winch operators. 

Important Qualities

Alertness. Material moving machine operators must be aware of their surroundings while operating machinery.

Hand–eye–foot coordination. Material moving machine operators should have steady hands and feet to guide and control heavy machinery precisely. They use hand controls to maneuver their machines through tight spaces, around large objects, and on uneven surfaces.

Mechanical skills. Material moving machine operators make minor adjustments to their machines and perform basic maintenance.

Visual ability. Material moving machine operators must be able to clearly see where they are driving or what they are moving. They must also watch for nearby workers, who may unknowingly be in their path.

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Top Skills for A Grain Drier Operator

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Top Grain Drier Operator Skills

  1. Grain Bins
  2. Avalanche Grain Cart
  3. Clean Grain Elevators
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Drive grain cart help work on headers clean out cabs clean out grain bins work on trucks change tires
  • Unload grain from semi trucks.
  • Worked in a heavy machinery industrial environment.
  • Reason for leaving: Job was only seasonal for harvestDuties: Load and unload grain trucks
  • Load and unload rail cars.Load and unload Semi's for harvest season.Bocat and Forklift operations.

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