Control furnaces to reheat previously quenched and hardened metal objects.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Temperers do?

Controls furnace to reheat previously quenched and hardened metal objects, and quenches them in brine, water, oil, or molten lead to remove quenching strains and brittleness and to impart toughness to metal.

Should I be a Temperer?

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

  • Also known as: Cyanide Pot Tender, Metal Temperer, Wire Temperer

    How to become a Temperer

    Most Temperers 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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