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"Metal-Refining Furnace Operator and Tender"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Operate or tend furnaces, such as gas, oil, coal, electric-arc or electric induction, open-hearth, or oxygen furnaces, to melt and refine metal before casting or to produce specified types of steel.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Metal-Refining Furnace Operator and Tender"

1) Drain, transfer, or remove molten metal from furnaces, and place it into molds, using hoists, pumps, or ladles.

2) Draw smelted metal samples from furnaces or kettles for analysis, and calculate types and amounts of materials needed to ensure that materials meet specifications.

 

3) Kindle fires, and shovel fuel and other materials into furnaces or onto conveyors by hand, with hoists, or by directing crane operators.

4) Observe air and temperature gauges or metal color and fluidity, and turn fuel valves or adjust controls to maintain required temperatures.

5) Observe operations inside furnaces, using television screens, to ensure that problems do not occur.

 

6) Operate controls to move or discharge metal workpieces from furnaces.

7) Prepare material to load into furnaces, including cleaning, crushing, or applying chemicals, by using crushing-machines, shovels, rakes, or sprayers.

8) Regulate supplies of fuel and air, or control flow of electric current and water coolant to heat furnaces and adjust temperatures.

9) Remove impurities from the surface of molten metal, using strainers.

10) Sprinkle chemicals over molten metal to bring impurities to the surface.

11) Direct work crews in the cleaning and repair of furnace walls and flooring.

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12) Inspect furnaces and equipment to locate defects and wear.

13) Record production data, and maintain production logs.

14) Scrape accumulations of metal oxides from floors, molds, and crucibles, and sift and store them for reclamation.

 

15) Weigh materials to be charged into furnaces, using scales.

Job Description for "Metal-Refining Furnace Operator and Tender" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Metal-Refining Furnace Operator and Tender"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-4051.00


 

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