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Metal-Refining Furnace Operators

Operate furnaces to melt or refine metal.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Above the statewide median
$22.03 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Shrinking
Growth rate:  -7.5%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Calculate specific material, equipment, or labor requirements for production.
  • Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
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