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Metal-Refining Furnace Operators

On the Job


Metal-Refining Furnace Operators operate or tend furnaces (such as gas, oil, coal, electric-arc or electric induction) to melt and refine metal before it is turned into steel parts.

Physical Demands   

This career requires time standing, walking, or running.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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