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Blast Furnace Keeper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$31,215 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Blast Furnace Keeper is $31,215 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Blast Furnace Keeper is between $24,959 and $36,868. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Taps blast furnace to fill ladles with molten metal: drills taphole preparatory to tapping, using power hand drill.
  • Positions splasher plate in front of taphole to prevent splashing of metal when furnace is tapped.
  • Guides point of oxygen lance into drilled taphole to tap furnace.
  • Opens gates and shutters to direct flow of molten iron onto runners and into ladles.
  • Plugs taphole after ladles are filled, using mud gun.
  • Assists other workers in breaking up and removing slag from runners, relining runners with sand, clay, and refractory mixture, and drying relined runners.
  • Repairs or replaces defective tuyeres, blowpipes, and boshplates in furnace, using handtools.
Blast Furnace Keeper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Blast Furnace Keeper jobs: 12

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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