Will “Plastic Block Boiler Reliner” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
82% Chance of Automation
“Plastic Block Boiler Reliner” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #451 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Build or repair equipment such as furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits and ovens, using refractory materials.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 49-9045.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 47,000.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 22.00
- Currently, there are 1,540 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons”.
Also Known As…
- Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
- Refractory Worker
- Refractory Technician
- Refractory Bricklayer
- Ladle Repairman
- Ladle Liner
- Hot Repairman
- Furnace Repairer
- Cupola Repairer
- Cell Reliner
- Stopper Maker
- Refractory Repairer
- Refractory Manager
- Refractory Furnace Designer
- Oven Equipment Repairer
- Melt Helper
- Ladle Repairer
- Kiln Door Repairer
- Kiln Door Builder
- Furnace Helper
- Clay Structure Builder and Servicer
- Cell Liner
- Bondactor Machine Operator
Tasks for “Plastic Block Boiler Reliner”
- Climb scaffolding, carrying hoses, and spray surfaces of cupolas with refractory mixtures, using spray equipment.
- Reline or repair ladles and pouring spouts with refractory clay, using trowels.
- Mix specified amounts of sand, clay, mortar powder, and water to form refractory clay or mortar, using shovels or mixing machines.
- Spread mortar on stopper heads and rods, using trowels, and slide brick sleeves over rods to form refractory jackets.
- Install preformed metal scaffolding in interiors of cupolas, using hand tools.
- Dry and bake new linings by placing inverted linings over burners, building fires in ladles, or by using blowtorches.
- Measure furnace walls to determine dimensions and cut required number of sheets from plastic block, using saws.
- Drill holes in furnace walls, bolt overlapping layers of plastic to walls, and hammer surfaces to compress layers into solid sheets.
- Remove worn or damaged plastic block refractory linings of furnaces, using hand tools.
- Disassemble molds, and cut, chip, and smooth clay structures such as floaters, drawbars, and L-blocks.
- Chip slag from linings of ladles or remove linings when beyond repair, using hammers and chisels.
- Transfer clay structures to curing ovens, melting tanks, and drawing kilns, using forklifts.
- Dump and tamp clay in molds, using tamping tools.
- Fasten stopper heads to rods with metal pins to assemble refractory stoppers used to plug pouring nozzles of steel ladles.
- Install clay structures in melting tanks and drawing kilns to control the flow and temperature of molten glass, using hoists and hand tools.
- Tighten locknuts holding refractory stopper assemblies together, spread mortar on jackets to seal sleeve joints, and dry mortar in ovens.
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