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Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend furnaces, such as gas, oil, coal, electric-arc or electric induction, open-hearth, or oxygen furnaces, to melt and refine metal before casting or to produce specified types of steel.

Salary Breakdown

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Average

$44,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$28,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$43,500

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$59,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

1,330

Projected job openings through 2024


Top Expected Tasks

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

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

KNOWLEDGE

Production and Processing

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Chemistry

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Quality Control Analysis

SKILL

Critical Thinking

ABILITY

Manual Dexterity

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Near Vision

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness


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