Heater I

Control reheating furnaces to heat sheets, billets and slabs as specified.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Heater Is do?

Controls gas or oil fired soaking pit or reheating furnaces to heat sheets, blooms, billets, and slabs to specified rolling temperature: Ignites furnace burners with torch, and turns valves to regulate flow of fuel and air to burners. Signals CHARGER OPERATOR 504.665-014 to charge steel into furnace. Reads dials and gauges, observes color of steel in furnace, and adjusts controls to maintain specified temperature in furnace. May assist workers in repairing, replacing, or adjusting furnace equipment and burners, using handtools.

Should I be a Heater I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Heater I

    Most Heater Is 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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