Case Hardener

Control furnaces to harden surface of steel objects.
picture of Case Hardener

Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Case Hardeners do?

Controls furnace to harden surface of steel objects, using any of following methods: Places objects in wire basket and immerses them in heated chemical bath, such as sodium cyanide. Packs objects in metal boxes filled with carbonaceous material, such as coke, coal, bone charcoal, or barium carbonate, and charges boxes into furnace. Charges objects into furnace and opens valves to circulate carbon-rich gas, such as methane, around objects during heating process. Removes objects from bath or furnace and quenches objects in oil, water, or brine, or allows objects to cool to predetermined temperature before quenching, depending on metal properties specified. May be designated according to article case-hardened as Die Case Hardener; or by process used as Cyanide Furnace Operator.


Should I be a Case Hardener?

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

  • Also known as: Carburizer, Cyanide Case Hardener, Die Case Hardener

    How to become a Case Hardener

    Most Case Hardeners 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
    Schools close to
         
     




    You May Also Like




    Careers Similar to Case Hardener