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

Top 3 furnace operator Jobs

  • Furnace Operator **Starting Rate $18.75** - Paulo Products Co. - Kansas City, MO

    Straighten furnace baskets. * Log all activities accurately. * Perform minor repairs and adjustments to equipment as required. * Assist Supervisor in training with new employees. * Basic equipment ...

  • Heat Treat Specialist / Furnace Operator - Copper State Bolt & Nut Co. - Phoenix, AZ

    Heat Treat Specialist / Furnace Operator Copper State Bolt and Nut Company is seeking a Heat Treat Specialist / Furnace Operator to join our team. You will fully operate all of our quench and temper ...

  • Furnace Operator - Exotic Metals - Kent, WA

    Furnace Operator (2nd shift - 3:00p - 11:30p) An employee in this position will become proficient with furnace operating processes in obtaining high quality results of brazing, hardness and ...

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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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