Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons

Build or repair equipment such as furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits and ovens, using refractory materials.

Median Annual Wage: $44,910

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (75%); Post-secondary certificate (17%); Some college, no degree (7%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Refractory Bricklayer; Refractory Technician; Cupola Repairer; Ladle Liner; Ladle Repairman; Refractory Worker; Cell Reliner; Furnace Repairer; Hot Repairman; Bricker

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More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Chip slag from linings of ladles or remove linings when beyond repair, using hammers and chisels.
  • Mix specified amounts of sand, clay, mortar powder, and water to form refractory clay or mortar, using shovels or mixing machines.

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  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons.

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