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Top 50 Kiln Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Kiln Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Kiln Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.8% of Kiln Operator resumes contained Safety Procedures as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Kiln Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Kiln Operator:

1. Safety Procedures

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2. Rail Cars

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Here's how Rail Cars is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Moved pallets of raw bricks onto rail cars, then moved the cars into the kiln.
  • Make sure product is available for the Brick setters to load Rail Cars.
  • Operated track mobile to move and position rail cars.
  • Load and unload Fire Brick from Rail Cars.
  • Loaded rail cars and unloaded dried lumber.

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3. Car Parts

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4. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Performed scheduled preventative maintenance on machinery, motors, pumps, valves, heavy equipment, etc.
  • Operated forklift, heavy equipment, and furnaces * Handled hazardous material * Received Safe HazMat certification
  • Manage personnel in the yard and heavy equipment operators.
  • Use of heavy equipment as required i.e.
  • Certified for operation of battery, gas, and propane fork lifts certified for operation of plant heavy equipment and vehicles.

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5. RAN

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Here's how RAN is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Used various computer documentation as well as paperwork to track productivity and quality assurance.
  • Stack cargo in locations such as transit sheds or in holds of ships as directed, using pallets or cargo boards.
  • Complete knowledge of all processes, production control, Quality assurance, and troubleshooting for all machinery assigned to our location.
  • Transported materials and products to and from work areas, manually or using carts, pallet jacks or hoists.
  • Glazed clients' projects and operated two kilns to guarantee on-time delivery of clients' work.
  • Lubricate, inspect and report the condition, cleanliness and appearance of kiln area and equipment.
  • Trained in many areas of the factory including machinery operating and was promoted to Quality Assurance.
  • Do quality assurance of boards to make sure of compliance with width and diameter standards.
  • Operate kiln, Load and unload parts, maintain temperature range for running parts.
  • Performed operation of transferring lime rock from rail car to kiln inside factory.
  • Ensured that kiln fans, transfers, etc., were operating properly.
  • Transfer both raw and finished product to appropriate staging areas.
  • Arranged and conducted studio-run birthday parties and group events.
  • Transport lumber through wood yard and build charges for kills
  • Manage equipment in entrance and exit of kiln.
  • General Kiln and Transfer Car maintenance.
  • Exposed to moving and mechanical partsExposed to fumes or airborne particles and wide range of temperatures
  • Perform Quarantine operations if kiln was out of temp regulations last more then two hours.
  • Used railcars to transport wet brick to driers then to kilns for finishing process.
  • Operated Kiln machine Packaged Porcelain products for shipment Transported goods between production, staging, and shipping areas Forklift operator

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6. Safety Inspections

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Here's how Safety Inspections is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Conducted safety inspections and followed safety rules and procedures.

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7. Necessary Adjustments

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8. Production Schedules

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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Assisted machine operators in adhering to production schedules.
  • Read and interpret work orders and instructions in order to determine work assignments, process specifications, and production schedules.
  • Read production schedules to determine humidity and temperature required for size and type of product to be dried.

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9. Equipment Operation

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10. Bobcat

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Here's how Bobcat is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Operate Bobcat and sit down forklift to move material to different areas of the plant.
  • Operate mobile equipment (front end loader, bobcat, scissor lifts, etc).
  • Operate the front end loader, forklift, and bobcat for production purposes.
  • Bucket loader experience bobcat Quick learner and paying attention to detail.
  • Use of a Front End Loader, Mack truck, Sky Track, Bobcat, backhoe and 20,000 lb.
  • Can operate 936 bucket loader , 966 loader and bobcats.

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11. Trouble Shooting

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12. Moisture Content

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Here's how Moisture Content is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Operate steam controls for drying process and measure moisture content to ensure precise moisture standards.
  • Take readings of the moisture content of the wood.
  • Connect sensors to wood to read moisture content.
  • Dry wood to get the moisture content out
  • Monitored moisture content of lumber.
  • test unfired tile for moisture content before firing.

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13. General Maintenance

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Here's how General Maintenance is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Manage 5+ electric front load kilns daily, kiln programming/general maintenance, efficient with luster/stains/decal/china, quality control
  • Performed general maintenance tasks including regular monitoring and repairing interior kiln bricks and fiberglass walls.
  • Provide customer service, open and closing procedures, general maintenance, kiln operation using specialized equipment and chemicals.
  • Performed general maintenance on all plant mining equipment.
  • General maintenance duties Clean and organize work area, inspect kiln area, tools and all equipment routinely used.
  • General maintenance of yard equipment Operated forklift, tree farmer and backhoe.

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14. Log Book

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Here's how Log Book is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Record gauge readings, test results, and shift production in log books.

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15. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Conducted operations in a manner that promoted safety and complied with OSHA and MSDS Standards.
  • Complied in OSHA and MSDS Standards.

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16. Quality Checks

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17. Temperature Readings

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Here's how Temperature Readings is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Operate gas fired tunnel kiln, record temperature readings and complete log sheet.
  • Observed and recorded temperature readings for all kilns to ensure proper operation.
  • Monitor Kiln temperature readings every 30 minutes.

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18. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Rig or dismantle props or equipment, such as frames, scaffolding, platforms, or backdrops, using hand tools.
  • Stop equipment and clear blockages or jams, using fingers, or hand tools.
  • Cleared blockages and jams, using hand tools.
  • Cleaned equipment, using hand tools.
  • Adjust or replace equipment parts, such as rollers, belts, plugs, or caps, using hand tools.

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19. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Aided in customer service inquiries and complaints and rectified situations with a appropriate degree of proactivity and professionalism.

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20. Test Cases

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21. Air Flow

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Here's how Air Flow is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Monitor temperature and humidity levels in the kiln, maintain burner equipment and air flow settings.

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22. Sort

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Here's how Sort is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Receive material on storage, sort, stock, organize shipments, and keep records.
  • Assisted lead man during production, inspection & sorting of wallboard.
  • Grade wood and sort it accordingly and cleaned shop afterwards
  • Stack, sort, and label lumber.

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23. Detect Deviations

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24. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Sample material according to engineering requests in order to ensure product quality.

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25. Panel Lights

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Here's how Panel Lights is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Monitor equipment operation, and panel lights in order to detect deviations from standards.

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26. Process Specifications

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27. Oversaw

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28. Exhaust Fans

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29. Production Problems

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Here's how Production Problems is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Confer with supervisors or other equipment operators in order to report equipment malfunctions or to resolve production problems.

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30. Machine Operation

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Here's how Machine Operation is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Started machine operations by inserting control instructions into control units.
  • Monitor machine operations and observe lights and gauges in order to detect malfunctions.

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31. Data Entry

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32. Even Distribution

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Here's how Even Distribution is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Control exacting amount of fuel for even distribution of heat through kiln.

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33. PLC

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34. Final Product

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Here's how Final Product is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Load Out Operator - Inspect and verify final product for shipments.
  • Inspect final product and mold for defects.

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35. Computer System

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Here's how Computer System is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Manage computer systems responsible for kiln functions and monitor trends to ensure that kiln runs within correct parameters.

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36. Light Maintenance

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Here's how Light Maintenance is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Light maintenance on the kiln before we have to call in maintenance if its something we cant fix on our own.

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37. Safety Problems

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Here's how Safety Problems is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Report any potential operational or safety problems to supervisor Perform routine and preventative maintenance on kiln and associated equipment.

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38. Proper Operation

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Here's how Proper Operation is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Assist with daily activities and insure proper operations on a daily basis.

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39. DCS

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Here's how DCS is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Monitor kiln operation through DCS control computers and override computer presets to make necessary adjustments.

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40. Assembly Line

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41. Oil Levels

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Here's how Oil Levels is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Performed ignition of kiln burners, maintained/monitored pilot flames and oil levels during kiln operations.

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42. Safe Environment

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43. Different Types

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44. Customer Specifications

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Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Obtain and analyze process system stream samples to ensure finished products are within customer specifications.

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45. Production Equipment

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Here's how Production Equipment is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Set up and operated production equipment in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Complete knowledge of all production equipment & machinery, assisted in troubleshooting and set up of all pertinent machinery.
  • Keep solid and gas fuels supplied to production equipment.

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46. Small Crew

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47. SOP

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Here's how SOP is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Verify lime and coal samples were in operating guidelines per SOP requirements.

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48. EPA

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Here's how EPA is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Prepared and maintained production reports and personnel records.
  • Repair mortar and kiln brink* Cut and ground brink to bricks using brick saw and ground flush/flat with Blanchard.
  • Communicate effectively with EPA representatives, administration, supervisors, and fellow staff while following the policies and procedures.
  • Provided assistance to studio owner in maintenance of both kilns, including trouble-shooting and repair.
  • Prepared and tested magnetic material for production and distribution of VHS and cassette tape reels.
  • Maintain, repair, and lubricate equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair boilers and kilns daily for lumber production.
  • Monitor production of tile as an operator of the kiln department.
  • Monitor Kiln PH levels, Repaired machinery, Supervised 3 employees.
  • Maintained the kiln ovens by cleaning, performing minor repairs.
  • Prepare loads, store and moving to designated areas.
  • Repair kiln car and kiln as needed.
  • Prepare stoneware for kiln firing and delivery.
  • Prepare raw materials for loading into machine.
  • Anticipate and prepare for changes in workload.
  • Report any discrepancies to Team Leader.
  • Worked in the heat treatment department.
  • Supply adjacent departments with lumber needs.
  • Maintain forklift equipment by troubleshooting breakdowns, performing preventive maintenance, recommending repairs and performing routine pre and post inspections.
  • Prepared raw machined ceramic parts for firing by separating steatite, cordierite, zirconia, and alumina materials.

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49. Data Systems

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Here's how Data Systems is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Entered Data into kilns before and after operating, also entered data into data systems.

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50. Production Company

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Here's how Production Company is used in Kiln Operator jobs:
  • Managed kiln operations for tile manufacturing and production company.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Kiln Operator

Safety Procedures

23.5%

Rail Cars

13.2%

Car Parts

10.3%

Heavy Equipment

7.0%

RAN

6.7%

Safety Inspections

5.0%

Necessary Adjustments

3.8%

Production Schedules

3.4%

Equipment Operation

3.4%

Bobcat

3.1%

Trouble Shooting

3.1%

Moisture Content

2.4%

General Maintenance

2.4%

Log Book

2.2%

Osha

1.9%

Quality Checks

1.9%

Temperature Readings

1.7%

Hand Tools

1.7%

Customer Service

1.7%

Test Cases

1.7%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Kiln Operator

Rank Skill
1 Safety Procedures 17.8%
2 Rail Cars 10.0%
3 Car Parts 7.8%
4 Heavy Equipment 5.3%
5 RAN 5.1%
6 Safety Inspections 3.8%
7 Necessary Adjustments 2.9%
8 Production Schedules 2.5%
9 Equipment Operation 2.5%
10 Bobcat 2.4%
11 Trouble Shooting 2.4%
12 Moisture Content 1.8%
13 General Maintenance 1.8%
14 Log Book 1.6%
15 Osha 1.5%
16 Quality Checks 1.5%
17 Temperature Readings 1.3%
18 Hand Tools 1.3%
19 Customer Service 1.3%
20 Test Cases 1.3%
21 Air Flow 1.1%
22 Sort 1.1%
23 Detect Deviations 1.1%
24 Product Quality 1.1%
25 Panel Lights 1.1%
26 Process Specifications 1.1%
27 Oversaw 0.9%
28 Exhaust Fans 0.9%
29 Production Problems 0.9%
30 Machine Operation 0.9%
31 Data Entry 0.9%
32 Even Distribution 0.9%
33 PLC 0.7%
34 Final Product 0.7%
35 Computer System 0.7%
36 Light Maintenance 0.7%
37 Safety Problems 0.7%
38 Proper Operation 0.7%
39 DCS 0.7%
40 Assembly Line 0.7%
41 Oil Levels 0.7%
42 Safe Environment 0.7%
43 Different Types 0.7%
44 Customer Specifications 0.7%
45 Production Equipment 0.7%
46 Small Crew 0.5%
47 SOP 0.5%
48 EPA 0.5%
49 Data Systems 0.5%
50 Production Company 0.5%
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