Refractory Materials Repairers
On the Job
Refractory Materials Repairers build or repair equipment such as ovens, boilers, or kilns. They work with refractory materials; that is, materials that are heat-resistant.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Adjust the tension of nuts or bolts.
- Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
- Bolt objects into place.
- Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
- Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Install hardware or other interior fixtures.
- Seal gaps or cracks to prevent leakage or moisture intrusion.
- Smooth surfaces of objects or equipment.
- Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Bending or twisting your body.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
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