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Heat Treatment Operative

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Heat treatment operatives operate the equipment used to prepare materials such as metals and glass for use in products in the aircraft, car, defence, offshore and mining industries.

Heat treatment involves heating or chilling, normally to extreme temperatures, to achieve hardening or softening of the materials.

They are sometimes called furnace operators.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for heat treatment operatives are normally around £9.00 to £15.00 an hour. Bonuses and extra pay for shift work are common.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
403
2.8 %
FALL
2023
392
  United Kingdom
2018
10400
0.5 %
FALL
2023
10351

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

With experience, you might move on to be a supervisor.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

SEMTA (Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance)
Tel: 0845 643 9001
E-mail: customerservices@semta.org.uk
Website: http://www.semta.org.uk/
Twitter: @SemtaSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemtaSkills?ref=hl

SEMTA is the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

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