Calcine Furnace Tender

Tend kilns that develop color of pigments used in making paints.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Calcine Furnace Tenders do?

Tends kiln that develops color of pigments used in making paints and glass enamels: Moves controls to set automatic heat regulator that maintains specified temperature in kiln. Adjusts gas burners in kiln, using handtools, and lights pilot flames and burners. Raises kiln bed or signals CALCINE FURNACE LOADER to raise kiln bed, containing pigments, into kiln and to remove bed from kiln after specified time. May fill and empty saggers [CALCINE FURNACE LOADER]. May tend crusher that breaks calcined chunks of pigment into smaller particles. May tend auxiliary equipment, such as coaler, conveyor systems, pump, and rotary vacuum filter.

Should I be a Calcine Furnace Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Calcine Furnace Tender

    Most Calcine Furnace Tenders 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:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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