Kiln Operator Resume Samples

A Kiln Operator, also known as the Drier, or Kiln fireman, takes responsibility for operating the oven or furnace that are specifically designed to bake, burn, cremate, dry and slow-cool materials and products such as wood, ore, rubber, glass, pottery, brick, or tile. Typical job duties seen on the Kiln Operator Resume are – reviewing a work order, setting the Kiln temperature based on the materials involved or order specifications; monitoring the kiln and adjusting temperature or ventilation; removing each material or product piece; checking for defects; preparing the piece for additional processing or storage; conducting research to learn pre-existing processing methods; and seeking assistance from supervisors.

Formal education is not mandatory for this role, as the operators are trained on the job. However, most of the employers prefer those coming from some technical schooling and a background in industrial manufacturing. Besides, skills such as the ability to be practical, and do manual work; with good observation skills are also needed.

Kiln Operator Resume example

Kiln Operator Resume

Summary : As a Kiln Operator responsible for the proper preparation, loading, firing, unloading, and tumbling of ceramic parts and the safe operation of departmental equipment within the group.

Skills : Effective Communication Skills, Problem-Solving Skills.

Description :

  • Monitored tile entering and exiting the kiln to ensure the process is operating efficiently.
  • Monitored equipment and report problems to the supervisor.
  • Vacuumed all kiln cars of fired products, performed quality tests on products, loaded and unloaded bags with a forklift.
  • Maintained the dryers and kiln temperatures and adjusted accordingly to correctly fire the brick using computer controls,
  • Loaded kiln cars into dryer and kiln on a timed schedule.
  • Loaded sand seal pots; reset insulation on Kiln car seals.
  • Maintained the dryer’s and kiln temperatures and adjust accordingly to correctly fire the brick using computer controls,
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
High School Diploma


Kiln Operator Resume

Objective : Seeking fulltime Kiln Operator position Utilizing physical dexterity and mechanical aptitude in order to orchestrate a smooth flow of shipment operations. Accountable to ensure the safe and productive operation of the plant equipment to produce a quality product.

Skills : Effective Communication Skills, Problem-Solving Skills.

Description :

  • Placed, removed, and recorded fire check keys into Oracle spreadsheet.
  • Created a safe and sustainable working environment for employees.
  • Delivered world-class service and innovative solutions to our customers through a diverse building product offering.
  • Performed all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations and Job Safety Analysis.
  • Complied with all company rules and regulations.
  • Operated forklift to load and unload kilns and to move product.
  • Assisted Planer Infeed Forklift Operator if time allows.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma


Kiln Operator Resume

Headline : Kiln operator with 2 years of experience reviewing work orders and running several different machines simultaneously in a 5S environment. Also a team worker and problem solver.

Skills : MS Office, Time Management Skills.

Description :

  • Operated kiln to dry lumber to quality control standard of the company.
  • Maintained proper thicknesses and grade of the lumber.
  • Responsible for loading lumber from a rail yard to be dried, setting computer timers, and checking moisture content.
  • Completed daily paperwork and reports on the computer.
  • Conducted required pre-operating checks on equipment prior to use.
  • Understood & followed Graymont & MSHA safety standards and procedures.
  • Wore appropriate personal protective equipment and safely perform job duties.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED

Kiln Operator Resume

Headline : Hardworking Worker with 3+ years of experience in a Kiln Operator fulfillment and distribution environment. Warehouse product coordinator with 5+ years of experience, including in forklift operation. Hardworking Construction Worker who is dependable and reliable. Motivated to get along well with others and exceed expectations.

Skills : MS Office, Forklift, Communication Skills.

Description :

  • Assembled product containers and crates.
  • Packed containers and re-packed damaged containers.
  • Cleared damaged items and loaded freight.
  • Operated powered lift trucks, floor sweepers, pallet jacks and forklifts safely, with a 0% incident rate.
  • Verified and recorded the count and condition of cargo received.
  • Received incoming shipments and reviewed contents against purchase order for accuracy.
  • Resolved service issues in a timely manner, including coordinating and processing returns.
  • Conducted monthly, quarterly, and yearly inventories of warehouse stock.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Kiln Operator Resume

Headline : As a Kiln Operator ability to operate equipment, including diagnostic, mobile, and stationary, and to analyze process variations and results. with peers and upper management. Highly organized and holds a positive attitude.

Skills : Flexible, Outgoing, and Excellent Communication Skills

Description :

  • Operated production equipment in a safe efficient manner in addition to completing associated paperwork and workplace exams.
  • Understood and communicated process concerns with Leadsman, Production supervisor, and oncoming relief during shift handover.
  • Performed required housekeeping.
  • Truck loaded, received, and assisted the Kiln operator in addition to completing associated paperwork.
  • Inspected equipment in the area on a daily basis, and report safety and/or maintenance items.
  • Entered work requests in the JDE system.
  • Oversaw hiring and training of 2-3 new employees each quarter.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Operating

Kiln Operator Resume

Summary : Seeking a Kiln Operator an outstanding career opportunity that will offer a rewarding work environment along with a winning team that will fully utilize management skills.

Skills : Rotary Cement Kiln Operator, MS Office, Trouble Shooting.

Description :

  • Maintained equipment as required.
  • Completed all shift reports and paperwork as needed.
  • Trained to be a relief boiler operator, maintaining required pressures and stream flows in compliance with the permit, county, state, and federal emission laws.
  • Developed, communicated, and implemented safety, environmental and quality goals, and business objectives.
  • Regularly reported on all required safety and production summaries.
  • Ensured operators are trained on all aspects of boiler systems.
  • Coordinated and/or operate all boiler and kiln systems and processes.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Certification

Kiln Operator Resume

Summary : As a Kiln Operator, responsible for Drying lumber to specified moisture content and to operate the boiler and auxiliary systems to meet steam requirements. Experience in Coordinating daily operations, preventative maintenance, and projects of both boiler systems and kilns producing a consistent, dry, quality product.

Skills : Forklift Operator, Communication Skills, Problem-Solving Skills.

Description :

  • Experienced as a rough knot, finish knot sawyer, and various other positions through a hardwood factory including lumber scanning system.
  • Ensured all shifts, vacations, and absences are covered to include training, shutdowns, and cleanup.
  • Scheduled and coordinated all preventative maintenance, and repair projects.
  • Scheduled work and duties for all kiln operators, yard clean-up, maintenance, and repair projects.
  • Coordinated loading and unloading kilns by working with the forklift team, and transfer kiln cars.
  • Ensured proper drying schedule by species, dimension, and quality of lumber; adjust drying schedules as needed.
  • Controlled or coordinated record temperature, humidity, and ventilation of kilns.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
GED

Kiln Operator Resume

Headline : Seeking a Kiln Operator position. Responsible for Operating Wellons dry kilns in a safe and efficient manner. and also Learning to operate a wood-fired high-pressure boiler. Conduct comprehensive system inspection to identify areas of concern and opportunity.

Skills : General Maintenance, Effective Communication Skills.

Description :

  • Coordinated and/or perform maintenance and quality checks on kilns.
  • Coordinated and/or performed routine calibration of all control systems.
  • Performed quality checks on fired ware for density and dimension.
  • Responsible for transferring brick stacks to multiple stations.
  • Determined drying cycle and schedule, considering factors such as species, thickness, and quantity of lumber to be dried, initial moisture content of lumber, or moisture reduction rate of lumber samples.
  • Read recording gauges and weighs lumber samples periodically during the drying process and readjusts temperature and humidity controls to regulate moisture reduction rate and avoid damage to lumber.
  • Monitored quality of drying utilizing kiln samples and adjusts drying rates to ensure lumber meets quality standards.
  • Oversaw operation and maintenance of wood waste and natural gas boilers and coordinates night and weekend on-call schedule.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School

Kiln Operator Resume

Summary : A loyal and clearly dedicated individual who has the ambition to succeed in any given environment. Although have extensive experience in the lumber, quality, and hotel industry, always up to the challenge whatever the situation. Seeking a position where can develop and excel while giving my best to an employer.

Skills : Forklift, Quality Checks, Temperature Reading.

Description :

  • Held monthly joint meetings of warehouse and office management to keep the warehouse staff fully informed about new titles.
  • Anticipated and prepared for changes in workload.
  • Maintained fullest communications between warehouse and management.
  • Graded lumber as needed, running a downloader and auto stacker.
  • Maintained on boilers, loading, and unloading kilns.
  • Installed a computer terminal at the warehouse.
  • Used a front loader and a forklift to load and unload kilns and containers.
  • Oversaw operation and maintenance of walnut steamer.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Equivalent

Kiln Operator Resume

Summary : Over Eighteen years of experience in the Kiln Operator industry, performing a variety of equipment operation. Currently seeking to gain knowledge within a new position.

Skills : Team Leader, Machine Operator.

Description :

  • Continuously operated and monitored kilns for production.
  • Able to troubleshoot problems in order to minimize production loss during continuous operation.
  • Addressed problems as they arise and take action to correct them.
  • Assisted maintenance with the turn around of the kilns.
  • Responsible for unloading glazed ware from the table onto the kiln cart in predetermined configurations.
  • Followed standard operating procedures and safe operating practices
  • Controlled dry kilns to dry lumber to specified moisture content.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
High School Diploma