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"Conveyor Operator and Tender"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Conveyor Operator and Tender"

1) Contact workers in work stations or other departments to request movement of materials, products, or machinery, or to notify them of incoming shipments and their estimated delivery times.

2) Distribute materials, supplies, and equipment to work stations, using lifts and trucks.


3) Join sections of conveyor frames at temporary working areas, and connect power units.

4) Measure dimensions of bundles, using rulers, and cut battens to required sizes, using power saws.

5) Move, assemble, and connect hoses or nozzles to material hoppers, storage tanks, conveyor sections or chutes, and pumps.


6) Operate consoles to control automatic palletizing equipment.

7) Operate elevator systems in conjunction with conveyor systems.

8) Record production data such as weights, types, quantities, and storage locations of materials, as well as equipment performance problems and downtime.

9) Repair or replace equipment components or parts such as blades, rolls, and pumps.

10) Thread strapping through strapping tools; then secure battens with strapping to form protective pallets around extrusions.

11) Inform supervisors of equipment malfunctions that need to be addressed.

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12) Load, unload, or adjust materials or products on conveyors by hand, by using lifts, hoists, and scoops, or by opening gates, chutes, or hoppers.

13) Manipulate controls, levers, and valves to start pumps, auxiliary equipment, or conveyors, and to adjust equipment positions, speeds, timing, and material flows.

14) Observe conveyor operations and monitor lights, dials, and gauges, in order to maintain specified operating levels and to detect equipment malfunctions.


15) Observe packages moving along conveyors in order to identify packages and to detect defective packaging.

16) Position deflector bars, gates, chutes, or spouts to divert flow of materials from one conveyor onto another conveyor.

17) Press console buttons to deflect packages to predetermined accumulators or reject lines.

18) Read production and delivery schedules, and confer with supervisors, to determine sorting and transfer procedures, arrangement of packages on pallets, and destinations of loaded pallets.

19) Stop equipment or machinery and clear jams, using poles, bars, and hand tools, or remove damaged materials from conveyors.

20) Weigh or measure materials and products, using scales or other measuring instruments, or read scales on conveyors that continually weigh products, in order to verify specified tonnages and prevent overloads.

21) Affix identifying information to materials or products, using hand tools.

22) Clean, sterilize, and maintain equipment, machinery, and work stations, using hand tools, shovels, brooms, chemicals, hoses, and lubricants.

23) Collect samples of materials or products, checking them to ensure conformance to specifications or sending them to laboratories for analysis.

Job Description for "Conveyor Operator and Tender" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Conveyor Operator and Tender"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-I        SOC:  53-7011.00


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