Spike Machine Heater

Heat steel rods in furnace preparatory to forging boat or track spikes.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Spike Machine Heaters do?

Heats steel rods in furnace preparatory to forging boat or track spikes: Shoves rods into furnace and spaces them evenly with pry bar to ensure uniform heating. Pushes heated rods from furnace, using cold rod, on signal from SPIKE-MACHINE FEEDER. May adjust furnace temperature control, clean, and lubricate equipment as specified.


Should I be a Spike Machine Heater?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Dulite-Machine Bluer, Peelman

    How to become a Spike Machine Heater

    Most Spike Machine Heaters 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:9saaaa&chl=no+college+%2877%25%29|certificate+%2823%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,77,77
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