Reverberatory Skimmer

Skim slags from surface of copper being refined in reverberatory furnaces.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Reverberatory Skimmers do?

Skims slag from surface of copper being refined in reverberatory furnace: Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 to lower pan, and positions it in front of slag tapping hole. Inserts wood pole through door in side of furnace, working pole back and forth to push slag toward front of furnace. Drags slag from surface of copper into pan, using steel hoe. Inserts compressed-air line through furnace opening, and turns valve to force air through molten metal to oxidize impurities. May shovel coke over surface of skimmed metal to prevent excess oxidation.


Should I be a Reverberatory Skimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Skimmer, Reverberatory

    How to become a Reverberatory Skimmer

    Reverberatory Skimmers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Reverberatory Skimmer-related education!
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