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.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $41,700.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,329
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Information Gathering
Problem-solving

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow
Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
Adjust flow of electricity to tools or production equipment
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Pour material such as liquid plastic or metal into molds
Ignite fuel to activate heating equipment
Skim impurities from molten metal
Process metals using power or hand tools
Cast metal objects
Prepare site or surface before casting metal
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Collect samples for analysis or testing


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

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Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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