Blast Furnace Supervisor

Manage activities of workers engaged in operation of blast furnace.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Blast Furnace Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operation of blast furnace to produce molten pig iron: Directs workers in charging furnace with specified amounts of raw materials, such as iron ore, coke, and limestone. Observes color of molten metal through tuyeres, or reads pyrometer and orders changes in furnace temperature and pressure. Estimates amounts of ferrosilicon, manganese, and phosphorous to add to molten metal to obtain specified type of pig iron. Directs workers in flushing and tapping furnace and in positioning ladles to receive molten metal. Observes color of molten metal flowing in runners during casting operations to determine quality of iron. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.


Should I be a Blast Furnace Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Blower, Blast Furnace, Furnace-Room Supervisor, Supervisor, Blast Furnace, Supervisor, Furnace See More

    How to become a Blast Furnace Supervisor

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