Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Top 3 furnace operator Jobs

  • Furnace Operator Nightshift - Potters Industries Inc - Canby, OR

    Base Pay Starting at - $23.18/HR plus $1.50 per hour night premium Potters Industries in Canby, OR is seeking qualified candidates for our Furnace / Grinding Operator 's position. We are looking for ...

  • Heat Treat Furnace Operator 2nd Shift 2:30 PM-11:00 PM - Stack Metallurgical Services, Inc. - South Salt Lake, UT

    Salary: $21.00 Premier Intermountain West Heat Treater - Stack Metallurgical Services, LLC We are looking for a Furnace Operator to join the team at Aerospace Aluminum Processing LLC in Salt Lake ...

  • Furnace Operator - PQ - South Gate, CA

    Maintain reliable operations of furnace , dissolving, and related equipment: i.e., pumps, motors ... Familair working with computers using commercial operating systems Additional Information EHS ...

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What They Do

Operate or tend heating equipment other than basic metal, plastic, or food processing equipment. Includes activities such as annealing glass, drying lumber, curing rubber, removing moisture from materials, or boiling soap.


  • 2020 employment: 17,800
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $43,710

Job Outlook

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 900
  • Growth rate: 5 percent (Slower than average)

How to Become One

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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