Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Also called: Batch Heat Treat Operator, Furnace Operator, Heat Treat Operator, Heat Treater
In the Air Force: Aircraft Metals Technology; Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice; Aircraft Metals Technology Craftsman; Aircraft Metals Technology Helper; Aircraft Metals Technology Journeyman
In the Army: Utilities Equipment Repairer
In the Coast Guard: Aircraft Metals Technology
In the Marine Corps: Aircraft Metals Technology Apprentice; Aircraft Metals Technology Craftsman; Aircraft Metals Technology Helper; Aircraft Metals Technology Journeyman; Hull Maintenance Technician; Utilities Equipment Repairer
In the Navy: Hull Maintenance Technician
- Read production schedules and work orders to determine processing sequences, furnace temperatures, and heat cycle requirements for objects to be heat-treated.
- Record times that parts are removed from furnaces to document that objects have attained specified temperatures for specified times.
- Set up and operate or tend machines, such as furnaces, baths, flame-hardening machines, and electronic induction machines, that harden, anneal, and heat-treat metal.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Engineering and Technology
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: