Refractory Mixer

Tend equipment that crush and mix materials to form refractory mortar.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Refractory Mixers do?

Tends equipment that crushes and mixes materials, such as brick, clay, and refractory mud, to form refractory mortar, used to line interior of furnaces: Starts crushing machine and shovels materials into hopper. Shovels crushed materials into wheelbarrow and dumps materials into hopper of mulling machine. Turns valve to admit water into mulling machine and starts machine. Feels consistency of mixture and adds crushed material or water to obtain mixture of specified consistency. Shovels mixture into mud box for transportation to work area.


Should I be a Refractory Mixer?

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.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to become a Refractory Mixer

    Most Refractory Mixers 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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