Hot Car Operator

Drive electric cars to haul hot coke from oven to quenching station.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hot Car Operators do?

Drives electric car to haul hot coke from oven to quenching station and wharf: Positions dumpcar coupled to electric car below coke guide on designated oven. Signals PUSHER OPERATOR to discharge coke. Moves car forward to distribute coke evenly in car. Transports coke to quenching station, and starts equipment that sprays hot coke with measured amount of water. Moves car to wharf, and turns air valve to open gates on car and dump coke on wharf. Cleans cab and cab windows, using cleaning agents, broom, and brushes.

Should I be a Hot Car Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Caterpillar Operator, Cat Operator, Charger-Car Operator, Charging Car Operator, Electric Car Operator See More

    How to become a Hot Car Operator

    Most Hot Car 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:9jaaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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