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Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators

Operate specialized heating equipment.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$24.54 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  4.9%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products.
  • Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
  • Melt metal, plastic, or other materials to prepare for production.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
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Job Title Examples:

Evaporator Operator
Furnace Operator
Kiln Fireman

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