Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic


Set up, operate, or tend heating equipment, such as heat-treating furnaces, flame-hardening machines, induction machines, soaking pits, or vacuum equipment to temper, harden, anneal, or heat-treat metal or plastic objects.
Also called: Furnace Operator, Heat Treat Operator, Heat Treat Technician, Heat Treater

Knowledge:

    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

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:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking

Personality:

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

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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