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Metal-Refining Furnace Operators

Operate furnaces to melt or refine metal.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$24.46 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  2.6%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow.
  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow.
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