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8121 ORE AND METAL FURNACE OPERATORS
 


    Ore and metal furnace operators operate and monitor ore- smelting, metal-converting and refining furnaces.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring blast furnaces to smelt ores for the production of ferrous or non-ferrous metals;

    (b) operating and monitoring furnaces to convert or refine pig- iron or scrap-metal to produce steel;

    (c) operating and monitoring furnaces to convert or refine non- ferrous metals;

    (d) performing related tasks;

    (e) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Furnace-operator, converting/non-ferrous metals

  • Furnace-operator, refining/steel (open-hearth furnace)

  • Furnace-operator, smelting/metal (blast furnace)


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.