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Northwest WDA III: Island, San Juan counties
Qualification: SOC code: 514051

Operate or tend furnaces, such as gas, oil, coal, electricarc or electric induction, openhearth, or oxygen furnaces, to melt and refine metal before casting or to produce specified types of steel. Excludes “Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (514191).

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: High school diploma or equivalent. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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