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Blender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that mixes multicolored granules of slate for use in surfacing asphalt-coated roofing felt
  • Adjust gates on slate chutes, using gauge and pulls levers to deposit specified proportion of granules of each color onto mixer conveyor
  • Start mixer that blends granules activates discharge conveyor leading to surfacing machine hopper.

Dry talc Racker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Install rolls of untreated roofing felt on feedrack prepares roll for continuous asphalt-saturating process with aid of another worker
  • Insert spindle in mandrel, pushes roll onto feedrack and secures holding devices over spindle ends
  • Cuts away roll covering, using knife, threads end of felt through rollers and splices end to end of previous roll with tape hot iron
  • Inspect felt as roll unwinds and repairs defects, like holes and tears, using tape iron.

Dust Box Worker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Position swinging conveyor spout over hopper of machine that deposits slate granules on surface of asphalt-coated roofing felt, and notifies Slate Mixer build
  • mat., nec to start conveyor flow of slate of specified color
  • Verify level of slate in tanks to maintain supply.

Felt Hanger Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Install rolls of untreated roofing felt on feedrack prepares roll for continuous asphalt-saturating process with aid of another worker
  • Insert spindle in mandrel, pushes roll onto feedrack and secures holding devices over spindle ends
  • Cuts away roll covering, using knife, threads end of felt through rollers and splices end to end of previous roll with tape hot iron
  • Inspect felt as roll unwinds and repairs defects, like holes and tears, using tape iron.

Roofing machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate machine to coat continuous rolls of roofing felt with asphalt, colored slate granules, powdered mica, or tar, to make roll roofing or shingles
  • Thread felt through or around series of coating rollers
  • Pull felt through rollers adjusts tension
  • Sets machine controls to gradually increase speed of rollers to specified operating speeds, or pulls levers and turns valves and wheels to synchronize machine speed flow of coating material
  • Observe gauge adjusts rheostat to regulate temperature of coating material in reservoir
  • Examine felt as it emerges from rollers to make sure that coating material is applied according to specifications
  • May feel moving felt to define whether granules are being deposited uniformly are adhering as specified
  • May be designated according to type of coating applied as Coater, Asphalt nonmet
  • min. , Coater, Slate nonmet

Roofing Plant Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in saturating, coating, and winding roofing felt to fabricate composition shingles roll roofing
  • Assist workers with faulty equipment
  • Sets up machines for workers
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title
  • May be designated according to unit or function as Shingle-Machine Supervisor build

Saturator Tender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that saturates rolls of untreated roofing felt with hot, liquid asphalt
  • Thread felt through machine rollers starts machine
  • Turn wheels & moves levers to regulate machine speed, flow of asphalt and tension on felt press rollers
  • Press control button to regulate flow of felt to make sure uniform saturation prevent damage of felt
  • Tear test pieces from saturated felt to verify specified degree of saturation.

Slate Mixer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that mixes multicolored granules of slate for use in surfacing asphalt-coated roofing felt
  • Adjust gates on slate chutes, using gauge and pulls levers to deposit specified proportion of granules of each color onto mixer conveyor
  • Start mixer that blends granules activates discharge conveyor leading to surfacing machine hopper.

Still Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control equipment that heats asphalt to specified temperature viscosity for use in manufacture of roofing materials
  • Start pumps that fill tanks with asphalt and turns wheels and valves to regulate temperature steam pressure
  • Actuate air compressor to force air bubbles through liquid asphalt, creating chemical reaction that raises asphalt melting point
  • Observe and adjusts dials gauges to maintain specified temperature, pressure, and depth of asphalt in tanks
  • Start discharge pumps, and turns valves to direct flow of heated asphalt into plant storage tanks.

Supervisor Roofing Plant Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in saturating, coating, and winding roofing felt to fabricate composition shingles roll roofing
  • Assist workers with faulty equipment
  • Sets up machines for workers
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title
  • May be designated according to unit or function as Shingle-Machine Supervisor build



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