Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons

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What do they do?

Build or repair equipment such as furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits, and ovens, using refractory materials.

Also known as:

Cell Reliner, Cupola Repairer, Furnace Repairer, Hot Repairman, Ladle Liner, Ladle Repairman, Refractory Bricklayer, Refractory Repairer, Refractory Technician, Refractory Worker

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons is projected to Decline 12 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -12.5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #7 in job growth rate
  • 10

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #5 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons:

★ There are no majors that have graduates with this degree type

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (0.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (5.9%)
  • Associate's degree (14.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (26.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (42.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (9.3%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Measure distances or dimensions.
  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Adjust the tension of nuts or bolts.
  • Seal gaps or cracks to prevent leakage or moisture intrusion.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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