Carbon Furnace Operator
Operate pit furnaces to bake carbon-block anodes to remove volatile matter.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Carbon Furnace Operators do?
Operates pit furnace to bake carbon-block anodes to remove volatile matter and increase electrical conductivity: Lights burner and adjusts fuel and water valves, manifold damper, and head covers to regulate temperature in furnace. Observes gauges and records water and fuel pressures. Measures flue and pit temperatures, using optical pyrometer. Inspects and maintains pumps, motors, fans, gas scrubber system, and pipelines. Signals CARBON-FURNACE-OPERATOR HELPER to prepare alternate pits for furnace changeover to maintain baking schedule.
Should I be a Carbon Furnace Operator?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
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How to become a Carbon Furnace Operator
Most Carbon Furnace Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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