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"Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Set up, operate, or tend machines, such as glass forming machines, plodder machines, and tuber machines, to shape and form products, such as glassware, food, rubber, soap, brick, tile, clay, wax, tobacco, or cosmetics.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender"

1) Disassemble equipment to repair it or to replace parts such as nozzles, punches, and filters.

2) Ignite burners to preheat products, or use torches to apply heat.

3) Move materials, supplies, components, and finished products between storage and work areas, using work aids such as racks, hoists, and handtrucks.

4) Notify supervisors when extruded filaments fail to meet standards.

5) Record and maintain production data such as meter readings, and quantities, types, and dimensions of materials produced.

6) Send product samples to laboratories for analysis.

7) Swab molds with solutions to prevent products from sticking.

8) Synchronize speeds of sections of machines when producing products involving several steps or processes.

9) Thread extruded strips through water tanks and hold-down bars, or attach strands to wires and draw them through tubes.

 

 

11) Activate machines to shape or form products such as candy bars, light bulbs, balloons, or insulation panels.

12) Adjust machine components to regulate speeds, pressures, and temperatures, and amounts, dimensions, and flow of materials or ingredients.


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13) Clear jams, and remove defective or substandard materials or products.

14) Couple air and gas lines to machines to maintain plasticity of material and to regulate solidification of final products.

15) Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to verify conformance to standards, using measuring devices such as templates, micrometers, or scales.

16) Feed products into machines by hand or conveyor.

17) Install, align, and adjust neck rings, press plungers, and feeder tubes.

18) Measure arbors and dies to verify sizes specified on work tickets.

19) Measure, mix, cut, shape, soften, and join materials and ingredients such as powder, cornmeal, or rubber in order to prepare them for machine processing.

20) Monitor machine operations and observe lights and gauges in order to detect malfunctions.

21) Pour, scoop, or dump specified ingredients, metal assemblies, or mixtures into sections of machine prior to starting machines.

22) Press control buttons to activate machinery and equipment.

23) Remove materials or products from molds or from extruding, forming, pressing, or compacting machines, and stack or store them for additional processing.

24) Remove molds, mold components, and feeder tubes from machinery after production is complete.

25) Review work orders, specifications, or instructions to determine materials, ingredients, procedures, components, settings, and adjustments for extruding, forming, pressing, or compacting machines.

26) Select and install machine components such as dies, molds, and cutters, according to specifications, using hand tools and measuring devices.

27) Turn controls to adjust machine functions, such as regulating air pressure, creating vacuums, and adjusting coolant flow.

28) Clean dies, arbors, compression chambers, and molds, using swabs, sponges, or air hoses.

Job Description for "Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  51-9041.00