Stack products in specified patterns on tunnel kiln cars.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Setters do?

Stacks products, such as blocks, bricks, sewer pipe, and roofing tile in specified patterns on tunnel kiln cars or in periodic kilns for burning: Spaces and levels setting rings on kiln car or in kiln to facilitate circulation of air about products during burning. Spreads sand on floor or setting rings to prevent cohesion of products during burning. Lifts and positions products on setting rings, using air-hoist. Examines products for cracks and measures them for straightness, using straightedge. Discards defective products. May direct SETTER HELPER. May draw products from kiln.

Should I be a Setter?

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

  • Also known as: Bit Setter, Blue-Leather Setter, Board Setter, Brim Setter, Doll-Eye-Setter, Eyeletter, Foot Setter, Funnel Setter See More

    How to become a Setter

    Setters 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 Setter-related education!
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