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

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit82.95%
  2. Self-employed11.04%
  3. Private, not for profit3.07%
  4. Federal government1.84%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$40,670

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$50,430
$31,780
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 55%
  • Less than high school 21%
  • Post-secondary certificate 15%
  • Some college 3%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Production and Processing
  • Education and Training
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Chemistry

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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