Anode Rebuilder

Rebuild anodes of aluminum-reduction furnaces.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Anode Rebuilders do?

Rebuilds anodes of aluminum-reduction furnace, performing any combination of following duties: Removes straps from bottom channel irons and bolts them onto next level, using wrench. Grinds connector shoes with emery wheel. Pulls pins from anode with hydraulic puller and cleans scale from pins, using sandblast equipment. Replaces studs, using stud driver. Removes bottom set of channel irons, prior to lowering electrode, and installs new irons on top of pot for rebuilding anode, using jacks, hydraulic squeezer, and wrench. May be designated according to work performed as Channel Rebuilder; Pin Puller; Strap Setter; Stud Driver.


Should I be an Anode Rebuilder?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Channel Rebuilder, Machine Rebuilder, Machine Tool Rebuilder, Motor Rebuilder

    How to become an Anode Rebuilder

    Most Anode Rebuilders have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:19ckaa&chl=no+college+%2842%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,42,49
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