Reduction Furnace Operator

Operate reduction furnaces and equipment to produce catalyst.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Reduction Furnace Operators do?

Operates reduction furnaces and equipment to produce catalyst used in manufacture of margarine and shortening: Scoops powder into rotating reduction furnace that feeds it into mixing tank containing premeasured amount of oils. Observes gauges and regulates heating and mixing controls to ensure processing according to standards. Turns valves to pump finished product into holding tank. Opens valve to fill containers with catalyst. Keeps log of operations.


Should I be a Reduction Furnace Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to Become a
    Reduction Furnace Operator

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