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.
- Manufacturing industries employ over 90 percent of workers.
- A few weeks of on-the-job training is sufficient for most workers to learn basic machine tending operations, but a year or more is required to become a highly skilled operator or setter.
- Employment is projected to decline rapidly.
- Those who can operate multiple machines will have the best opportunities for advancement and for gaining jobs with more long-term potential.
|Personality||I'm hands on|
|Job Outlook||Below Average|
|Education||High School diploma|