Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tender Career

Job Description: 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.


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Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tender Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$37,600

Median Hourly Wage

$18.08*

Total Employed Nationally

19,520


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.