Cupola Patcher

Repair and rebuild linings of cupolas.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $79,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cupola Patchers do?

Repairs and rebuilds lining of cupola: Mixes sand, clay, and other refractory materials and applies mixture, using trowels and other handtools, to burned areas in brick lining of cupola. Tears out badly burned brick linings and relines cupola with new firebrick, using bricklayer’s tools. Closes and props drop-doors of cupola and lines furnace bottom with sand. Builds and repairs clay troughs through which metal runs from taphole to ladle. May use air chisel to remove burned brick.


Should I be a Cupola Patcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Coke Oven Patcher, Cupola Liner, Cupola Mechanic, Ladle Patcher

    How to become a Cupola Patcher

    Most Cupola Patchers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kabaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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