Calcine Furnace Loader

Perform duties to assist Calcine-Furnace Tenders in baking pigments.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Calcine Furnace Loaders do?

Performs variety of duties to assist CALCINE-FURNACE TENDER in baking pigments to bring out color: Scoops dry blend of pigments from drums into clay saggers and stacks saggers on bed of kiln. Positions kiln bed on hydraulic lift, using forklift. Moves controls of hydraulic lift to raise kiln bed into overhead kiln and secures bed in kiln. Removes bed from kiln on signal from CALCINE-FURNACE TENDER and empties saggers of calcined pigments into drum. Weighs and tags drum and moves it to storage area, using handtruck. May load saggers of dry blend onto revolving track of circular kiln for continuous-calcination process. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Calcine Furnace Loader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Furnace Clerk

    How to become a Calcine Furnace Loader

    Most Calcine Furnace Loaders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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