Pigment Furnace Tender

Tend kilns or furnaces that make pigments.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pigment Furnace Tenders do?

Tends kiln or furnace that makes pigments from specified chemical ingredients or develops specified colors in pigments or metallic powders for use in making paints, enamels, and varnishes: Weighs or measures specified chemical ingredients and dumps them into furnace hopper, conveyor, blending, pulverizing and sifting machine hoppers, or into clay saggers. Opens chute on hopper or conveyor, or shovels prepared charge into furnace. Positions specified temperature cam into automatic heat control unit, or turns dials to specified setting to regulate temperature, temperature changes, and heating and cooling cycles. Observes control panel of furnace to verify standard functioning of preset furnace. Opens discharge chute, or shovels pigment or powder from furnace. May clean and adjust burners on gas-fired furnaces. May verify color of pigments or powders to standard samples or color chart.


Should I be a Pigment Furnace Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Furnace Attendant

    How to become a Pigment Furnace Tender

    Most Pigment Furnace Tenders 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:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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