Career Outlook for Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Also known as:  Calciner Operator, Dry Kiln Operator, Induction Furnace Operator, Lime Kiln Operator, Lumber Kiln Operator, Rubber Curer, Soap Drier Tender, Tunnel Kiln Operator
The overall job outlook for Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, or Kettle Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 38.05 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 6.34 percent per year. Demand for Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders is expected to go up, with an expected 4,370 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.96 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders in the following states
Texas 1,380
Ohio 1,210
Tennessee 1,100
Pennsylvania 970
North Carolina 850
Georgia 790
Indiana 790
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
Vermont 30
Rhode Island 30
South Dakota 40
New Hampshire 40
Nevada 50
Connecticut 60
Montana 70
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