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

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  • Dryer Furnace Operator - DRAX - Bastrop, LA

    Dryer Furnace Operator At Drax, we are working towards a zero-carbon, sustainable future and you can help make this future a reality. If you are a team player, adaptable to change, and have a hands ...

  • Furnace Operator - Stack Metallurgical Services, Inc. - Portland, OR

    Salary: $18.00 Hourly DOE Premier West Coast Heat Treater - Stack Metallurgical Services, LLC We are looking for a Furnace Operator to join the team at Stack. Day and Night shift opportunity ...

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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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