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"Heaters, Metal and Plastic"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Operate or tend heating equipment, such as soaking pits, reheating furnaces, and heating and vacuum equipment, to heat metal sheets, blooms, billets, bars, plate, and rods to a specified temperature for rolling or processing, or to heat and cure preformed plastic parts.

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

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Heaters, Metal and Plastic"

1) Ignites furnace with torch, and turns valve to regulate flow of fuel and air to burners.

2) Inserts vacuum tube into bag and seals bag around tube with tape.

3) Positions plastic sheet and mold in plastic bag, heats material under lamps, and forces confrontation of sheet to mold by vacuum pressure.

4) Removes material from furnace, using crane, or signal crane operator to transfer to next station.

5) Assists workers in repairing, replacing, cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting furnace equipment, using hand tools.

6) Records time and production data.

7) Signals coworker to charge steel into furnace.

8) Impregnates fabric with plastic resins and cuts fabric into strips.

9) Pushes cart to curing oven or places part in autoclave.

 

 

11) Positions part in plastic bag and seals bag with iron.

12) Removes stock from furnace, using cold rod, tongs or chain hoist, and places stock on conveyor for transport to work area.


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13) Positions stock in furnace, using tongs, chain hoist, or pry bar.

14) Places part on cart, connects vacuum line to tube, and smoothes bag around part to ensure vacuum.

15) Adjusts controls to synchronize speed of feed and take-off conveyors of furnace.

16) Starts conveyors and opens furnace doors to load stock, or signals crane operator to uncover soaking pits and lower ingots into them.

17) Adjusts controls to maintain temperature and heating time, using thermal instruments and charts, dials and gauges of furnace, and color of stock.

18) Sets oven controls or turns air-pressure valve or autoclave.

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



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-4191.03