Flame Hardening Machine Operator

Tend flame-hardening machines.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Flame Hardening Machine Operators do?

Tends flame-hardening machine, according to set procedures, to case-harden metal objects: Positions and fastens part in fixture, on arbor, or between centers of machine. Presses buttons on control panel to light burners that direct flame against part and start automatic feeding or spinning mechanism. Observes machine operation and removes finished part. May anneal metal cartridge or shell cases and be designated Flame-Annealing-Machine Operator.

Should I be a Flame Hardening Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Annealing Furnace Operator, Carburizing Furnace Operator, Continuous-Annealing Furnace Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Flame Hardening Machine Operator

    Most Flame Hardening Machine Operators 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
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