Base-Draw Operator

Tend furnaces that anneal base sections of hardened projectile bodies.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Base-Draw Operators do?

Tends electric furnace that anneals base sections of hardened projectile bodies to facilitate subsequent machining operations: Lifts projectile from conveyor with tongs and fits projectile in holder on machine table. Pushes switch to activate mechanism that elevates table and thrusts projectile base into furnace unit. Observes dial indicator and presses button to maintain flow of current according to specifications. Removes projectile when table descends automatically. Quenches projectile base in water.


Should I be a Base-Draw Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Batch Operator, Draw Fire Operator

    How to become a Base-Draw Operator

    Most Base-Draw Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9saaaa&chl=no+college+%2877%25%29|certificate+%2823%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,77,77
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