Retort Firer

Tend burners supplying heat to retorts to facilitate heating of materials.
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Salary Range
$33,000 – $74,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Retort Firers do?

Tends burners supplying heat to retorts to facilitate heating of materials to produce chemical products: Moves controls to regulate flow of gas or oil to burners to maintain temperature of retorts at specified reading. Cleans and repairs retorts, using handtools, scrapers, brushes, and cleaning agents.


Should I be a Retort Firer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Fan Runner, Firer, Retort, Firer-Watertender

    How to become a Retort Firer

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