Hand Coke Drawer

Perform the duties involved in emptying coke ovens.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Coke Drawers do?

Performs any combination of following duties involved in emptying coke oven: Scrapes coke from coke oven, using iron rod. Forks coke onto conveyor that dumps coke in railroad cars. Picks foreign matter, such as slate and slag, from coke on conveyor. May fork coke into wheelbarrow and push wheelbarrow to railroad cars. May apply brakes or place car-stop to hold railroad cars under coke-pushing machine. May place firebrick doors in oven doorframe, using overhead hoist, to close oven. May seal doors of ovens, using firebricks and loam.


Should I be a Hand Coke Drawer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Coke Drawer, Hand

    How to become a Hand Coke Drawer

    Most Hand Coke Drawers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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