Door Machine Operator

Operate machines to remove doors from discharge end of coke ovens.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Door Machine Operators do?

Operates machine equipped with door jack and coke guide to remove doors from discharge end of coke ovens and guide discharged coke from oven to quenching car: Drives machine along rails to designated oven. Moves levers to hook machine arm onto door and remove it from oven, and to position frame which guides discharged coke from oven into quenching cars. Signals PUSHER OPERATOR to discharge coke from oven. Cleans fire clay and tars from door and jamb, using chisel bar. Gathers dry clay and residue with shovel and wheelbarrow, and dumps it into hopper. Replaces door. May manually hook coke-guide hangers to oven and drop apron to oven sill. May steam clean door machine.

Should I be a Door Machine Operator?

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.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Bench Machine Operator, Cable Machine Operator, Discharge Door Operator, Drivematic Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Door Machine Operator

    Door Machine Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Door Machine Operator-related education!
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