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Manufacturing

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend heating equipment other than basic metal, plastic, or food processing equipment.

Salary Breakdown

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Average

$38,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$26,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$40,500

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$55,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

490

Projected job openings through 2028


Top Expected Tasks

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

KNOWLEDGE

Production and Processing

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

KNOWLEDGE

Computers and Electronics

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Critical Thinking

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness


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