Metal Control Worker

Weigh alloys, shots, or strips of metals.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Metal Control Workers do?

Weighs alloy, shot, or strips of metal to obtain specified amounts required by FURNACE OPERATOR, using platform scale: Cuts bar stock to specified lengths, using power saw. Stamps code on bar to indicate alloy and heat number. Places pelletized metal in barrels. Records weight and kind of metals issued in logbook. Delivers specified metal to FURNACE OPERATOR, using handtruck or industrial truck. May verify incoming metal shipments against invoice, store metal, and maintain inventory of metal on hand.


Should I be a Metal Control Worker?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Metal Mover

    How to become a Metal Control Worker

    Most Metal Control Workers 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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