Operates or tends heating equipment other than basic metal, plastic, or food processing equipment. Includes activities, such as annealing glass, drying lumber, curing rubber, removing moisture from materials, or boiling soap.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Production pathway.
A person in this career:
- Monitors equipment operation, gauges, and panel lights to detect deviations from standards.
- Confers with supervisors or other equipment operators to report equipment malfunctions or to resolve production problems.
- Presses and adjusts controls to activate, set, and regulate equipment according to specifications.
- Records gauge readings, test results, and shift production in log books.
- Reads and interprets work orders and instructions to determine work assignments, process specifications, and production schedules.
- Examines or tests samples of processed substances, or collects samples for laboratory testing, to ensure conformance to specifications.
- Transports materials and products to and from work areas, manually or using carts, handtrucks, or hoists.
- Stops equipment and clears blockages or jams, using fingers, wire, or hand tools.
- Loads equipment receptacles or conveyors with material to be processed, by hand or using hoists.
- Removes products from equipment, manually or using hoists, and prepares them for storage, shipment, or additional processing.