Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, & Kettle Operators & Tenders
Also called: Kiln Operator, Furnace Operator, Fireman, Lime Kiln and Recausticizing 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:
- Weigh or measure specified amounts of ingredients or materials for processing, using devices such as scales and calipers.
- Press and adjust controls to activate, set, and regulate equipment according to specifications.
- Monitor equipment operation, gauges, and panel lights to detect deviations from standards.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Engineering and Technology
Education and Training
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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