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

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  • Furnace operator - Nighshift - 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 ...

  • Furnace Operator - HiFyve - Golden, CO

    HiFyve has a client in Golden, CO that is hiring for several Furnace / Kiln Operator / Mechanics (formal title is a Plant Operator )! $25-$35/hr. Full Benefits Package DIRECT HIRE / PERMANENT ROLES ...

  • Furnace Operator - Veridiam - El Cajon, CA

    Load furnace and operate all equipment and machinery to ensure quality and productivity standards ... Ability understand and follow standard operating and safety procedures. * Read and comprehend ...

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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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