Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, & Kettle Operators & Tenders
Also called: Control Room Operator, Furnace Operator, Kiln Fireman, Kiln Operator
What they do:Operate or tend heating equipment other than basic metal, plastic, or food processing equipment. Includes activities, such as annealing glass, drying lumber, curing rubber, removing moisture from materials, or boiling soap.
On the job, you would:
- Monitor equipment operation, gauges, and panel lights to detect deviations from standards.
- Confer with supervisors or other equipment operators to report equipment malfunctions or to resolve production problems.
- Press and adjust controls to activate, set, and regulate equipment according to specifications.
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Safety and Government
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Word processing software
Data base user interface and query software
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