Furnace Tender

Tend furnaces that remelt nonferrous alloyed metals.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Furnace Tenders do?

Tends furnace that remelts nonferrous alloyed metals used in diecasting process: Shovels specified proportions of scrap metal and ingots into furnace. Sprinkles fluxing compound on molten metal to bring impurities to surface. Skims slag from surface of molten metal, using hand strainer. May transfer molten metal from furnace to bull ladle, using hand ladle. May convey molten metal in bull ladle along overhead monorail, and pour metal into retainer of diecasting machine. May pour molten metal into sand molds, using power hoist. May clean furnaces and equipment.


Should I be a Furnace Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Blade Bender Furnace Tender, Blast Furnace Blower, Blast Furnace Tender, Crucible Furnace Tender, Furnace Door Tender See More

    How to become a Furnace Tender

    Most Furnace Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9djaaa&chl=no+college+%2882%25%29|certificate+%284%25%29|associate%27s+%2813%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,82,82
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