Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, & Kettle Operators & Tenders


Operate or tend heating equipment other than basic metal, plastic, or food processing equipment. Includes activities, such as annealing glass, drying lumber, curing rubber, removing moisture from materials, or boiling soap.
Also called: Control Room Operator, Furnace Operator, Kiln Fireman, Kiln Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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