|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-
(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)