Red-Lead Burner

Tend furnaces that convert litharge and lead tailings into red lead.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Red-Lead Burners do?

Tends furnaces that convert litharge and lead tailings into red lead for use in products, such as storage batteries, paints, and ceramics: Ignites gas burners in furnace. Reads temperature gauge and adjusts controls to regulate flow of gas to maintain specified furnace temperature. Starts conveyor leading to furnace and dumps specified quantity of litharge or lead tailings onto conveyor. Starts furnace pan rotating to ensure uniform heating of material. Pulls lever to open door in bottom of furnace to drop powdered lead oxide onto conveyor leading to grinder. May test lead oxide, using beaker, acid, balance scale, and electric hotplate.

Should I be a Red-Lead Burner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Red-Lead Burner

    Most Red-Lead Burners 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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