Heat Reader

Compare glow inside the forge shop furnaces with a color intensity chart.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Heat Readers do?

Compares glow inside forge shop furnace with color intensity chart to determine internal temperature of furnace, using pyrometer: Looks through pyrometer into furnace and compares intensity of light generated by furnace with chart depicting color at various temperatures to determine internal furnace temperature. Informs specified forging personnel of observed temperature to permit designated adjustments to furnace controls, maintenance work, and production rescheduling.

Should I be a Heat Reader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Heat Reader

    Most Heat Readers 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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