Oven Heater Helper

Assist Heaters II in carbonizing coals.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Oven Heater Helpers do?

Assists HEATER II in carbonizing coal: Turns handwheel to open and close decarbonizing caps which admit air to flues to burn carbon from gas and air nozzles. Observes pressure gauges, and notifies HEATER II if pressure varies from specified limits. Reads pyrometer to determine oven wall temperature. Cleans carbon from plugged nozzles, using poker, and replaces broken nozzles, using handtools. Turns handwheel in emergency to operate automatic reversing machinery. Cleans and lubricates equipment. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be an Oven Heater Helper?

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

  • How to become an Oven Heater Helper

    Most Oven Heater Helpers 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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