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Blast Furnace Keeper Salary
in Maryland, United States

$31,167 (USD)

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The average pay for a Blast Furnace Keeper is $31,167 a year and $15 an hour in Maryland, United States. The average salary range for a Blast Furnace Keeper is between $24,192 and $36,811. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Maryland, United States.

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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.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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