Flame Channeler

Cut holes or channels in rock masses to separate blocks from quarry masses.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$28,000 – $59,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Flame Channelers do?

Cuts holes or channels in rock masses to separate block from quarry mass, using jet-piercing torch: Ignites oxygen-kerosene burner and connects water hoses. Positions boom and lowers jet burner to burn or cut hole or channel in rock formation. Adjusts valves and controls to regulate descent or progress of burner as specified. Repairs and replaces parts, using handtools. Keeps production records. May install casing to prevent cave-ins. May use acetylene torch to ignite burner. May lay out pattern for hole or channels to be cut.


Should I be a Flame Channeler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Jet Channeler

    How to become a Flame Channeler

    Most Flame Channelers 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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