Also known as Cell Reliner, Cupola Repairer, Furnace Repairer, Hot Repairman, Ladle Liner, Ladle Repairman, Refractory Bricklayer, Refractory Technician, Refractory Worker
Also known as Cell Reliner, Cupola Repairer, Furnace Repairer
Refractory Technicians build or repair equipment such as furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits, and ovens, using refractory materials.
Refractory Technicians are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Refractory Technicians. More generally, Refractory Technicians are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Refractory Technician is $54,610, and the average salary is $55,080. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Refractory Technician salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Refractory Technicians earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Refractory Technicians earn less than $36,190 per year, 25% earn less than $44,560, 75% earn less than $64,040, and 90% earn less than $76,550.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Refractory Technicians is expected to change by -25.0%, and there should be roughly 0 open positions for Refractory Technicians every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Refractory Technician are usually higher in their Realistic interests.
Refractory Technicians typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Refractory Technician tend to value Support, Independence, and Relationships.
Most importantly, Refractory Technicians strongly value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Refractory Technicians moderately value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Lastly, Refractory Technicians somewhat value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Refractory Technicians must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, attention to detail, and persistence.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Refractory Technicians, ranked by importance:
Working as a Refractory Technician usually requires a high school diploma.
Refractory Technicians need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Refractory Technicians may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as mechanical, production and processing, or public safety and security knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Refractory Technicians might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Refractory Technicians must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Refractory Technicians need abilities such as arm-hand steadiness, extent flexibility, and near vision in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Refractory Technicians, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Refractory Technicians frequently use skills like operations monitoring, repairing, and equipment maintenance to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Refractory Technicians, ranked by their relative importance.
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