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Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons - 49-9045.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Chip slag from linings of ladles or remove linings when beyond repair, using hammers and chisels.
  • Climb scaffolding, carrying hoses, and spray surfaces of cupolas with refractory mixtures, using spray equipment.
  • Disassemble molds, and cut, chip, and smooth clay structures such as floaters, drawbars, and L-blocks.
  • Drill holes in furnace walls, bolt overlapping layers of plastic to walls, and hammer surfaces to compress layers into solid sheets.
  • Dry and bake new linings by placing inverted linings over burners, building fires in ladles, or by using blowtorches.
  • 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.
  • Install preformed metal scaffolding in interiors of cupolas, using hand tools.
  • Measure furnace walls to determine dimensions and cut required number of sheets from plastic block, using saws.
  • Mix specified amounts of sand, clay, mortar powder, and water to form refractory clay or mortar, using shovels or mixing machines.
  • Reline or repair ladles and pouring spouts with refractory clay, using trowels.
  • Remove worn or damaged plastic block refractory linings of furnaces, using hand tools.
  • Spread mortar on stopper heads and rods, using trowels, and slide brick sleeves over rods to form refractory jackets.
  • Tighten locknuts holding refractory stopper assemblies together, spread mortar on jackets to seal sleeve joints, and dry mortar in ovens.
  • Transfer clay structures to curing ovens, melting tanks, and drawing kilns, using forklifts.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust the tension of nuts or bolts.
  • Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
  • Bolt objects into place.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Climb equipment or structures to access work areas.
  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Install hardware or other interior fixtures.
  • Measure distances or dimensions.
  • Move large objects using heavy equipment.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Place materials into molds.
  • Prepare compounds or solutions to be used for repairs.
  • Repair structural components.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Seal gaps or cracks to prevent leakage or moisture intrusion.
  • Smooth surfaces of objects or equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Boiler Repairer Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Machinist's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Boiler Reliner, Plastic Block
  • Bondactor-Machine Operator
  • Clay-Structure Builder and Servicer
  • Ladle Liner
  • Stopper Maker