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Bulk Cement Loader Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend pneumatic conveyor, or belt, auger, or bucket conveyor to load and unload bulk cement onto tank trucks or railroad tank hopper cars
  • Insert loading nozzle in opening on tank trucks
  • Start pump turns lever to open slide on storage bins
  • Observe weight indicator on scale regulates speed of feed to fill tank in truck
  • Record weight on sales slip
  • Tend winch to position railroad tank cars under loading nozzles
  • Insert nozzles in loading ports of car turns on pump to feed in cement
  • Record weight loaded on manifest
  • May tend equipment that inserts flexible pipe into railroad tank and hopper cars tank trucks
  • May bag cement [Packager, Machine any industry ]
  • May be designated according to vehicle loaded as Cement-Railroad-Car Loader cement , Cement-Truck Loader cement .

Cement boat and barge Loader Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend pipeline system that conveys dry cement from storage silos to ships barges at cement plant loading dock
  • Screw flexible hose to dock pipeline and inserts secures hose to loading port of ship or barge
  • Ties lines to hose to support hose during loading operation
  • Turn handwheels to open or close valves and route cement from designated silos through pumps to vessel, according to loading orders
  • Signal Silo Tender cement to start stop pumps
  • Monitor movement of cement through pipelines tightens couplings or repairs loose connections, using handtools
  • Observe movement of tide, vessel, and hose hookup in relation to pier, and adjusts ship mooring and hose support lines to make sure continuous safe operation
  • Observe cargo hold of vessel to define completion of loading
  • Disassemble ship-to-shore hookup, and cleans pipes, hoses, and fittings.

Cement Loader Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend pneumatic conveyor, or belt, auger, or bucket conveyor to load and unload bulk cement onto tank trucks or railroad tank hopper cars
  • Insert loading nozzle in opening on tank trucks
  • Start pump turns lever to open slide on storage bins
  • Observe weight indicator on scale regulates speed of feed to fill tank in truck
  • Record weight on sales slip
  • Tend winch to position railroad tank cars under loading nozzles
  • Insert nozzles in loading ports of car turns on pump to feed in cement
  • Record weight loaded on manifest
  • May tend equipment that inserts flexible pipe into railroad tank and hopper cars tank trucks
  • May bag cement [Packager, Machine any industry ]
  • May be designated according to vehicle loaded as Cement-Railroad-Car Loader cement , Cement-Truck Loader cement .

Cement storage Worker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend stationary pump in pneumatic conveyor system that conveys fine-ground raw materials or finished cement from one bin to another preparatory to further processing
  • Push levers to start pump, air compressor and other conveying equipment
  • Observe pressure dials on pump that indicate operating condition of conveyor
  • Make minor repairs to pump to correct faulty operation
  • May pump bulk cement from unloading bins into tank trucks, railroad cars, and boats [Cement Loader cement ]

Grinder Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machines that crush, mix, or pulverize materials, like limestone, shale, oyster shells, clay, iron ore, silica, gypsum, and cement clinkers, used in making cement
  • Observe conveyor system to make sure continuous flow of material
  • Stop conveyor removes clogged material, using bar
  • Open chute over conveyor to add materials, like iron, silica, or gypsum, according to specifications
  • Observe operation of auxiliary equipment, like cement pumps, air or screen separators, air slides, cement coolers, and dust collectors
  • Turn valves to regulate water, air, and oil lines on machine, according to laboratory specifications
  • May regulate feeder mechanism on machines not equipped with automatic regulators
  • May add moisture to materials to facilitate flow into machine
  • May be designated according to type of mill tended as Ball-Mill Operator cement , Finish-Mill Operator cement , Hammer-Mill Operator cement , Miller, Rod-Mill cement , Pug-Mill Operator cement , Raw-Finish-Mill Operator cement , Tube-Mill Operator cement , Vertical-Mill Operator cement .

Miller Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machines that crush, mix, or pulverize materials, like limestone, shale, oyster shells, clay, iron ore, silica, gypsum, and cement clinkers, used in making cement
  • Observe conveyor system to make sure continuous flow of material
  • Stop conveyor removes clogged material, using bar
  • Open chute over conveyor to add materials, like iron, silica, or gypsum, according to specifications
  • Observe operation of auxiliary equipment, like cement pumps, air or screen separators, air slides, cement coolers, and dust collectors
  • Turn valves to regulate water, air, and oil lines on machine, according to laboratory specifications
  • May regulate feeder mechanism on machines not equipped with automatic regulators
  • May add moisture to materials to facilitate flow into machine
  • May be designated according to type of mill tended as Ball-Mill Operator cement , Finish-Mill Operator cement , Hammer-Mill Operator cement , Miller, Rod-Mill cement , Pug-Mill Operator cement , Raw-Finish-Mill Operator cement , Tube-Mill Operator cement , Vertical-Mill Operator cement .

Nodulizer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend equipment that dries raw ground materials makes pellets
  • Start pelletizer rotating and starts feed & discharge conveyors traveling grates in preburning-ovens
  • Turn valves to regulate water sprays in pelletizer heat in oven
  • Observe mixing of materials water to define if uniform nodules are being formed
  • Observe feed hopper to make sure uniformity of filling
  • Regulate feed of materials, rotation of pelletizer, amount of water spray, and heat of oven to make sure pellets are produced to specifications
  • Open inspection ports on oven and observes or removes pellets for examination to make sure specified hardness heat.

Silo Tender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend stationary pump in pneumatic conveyor system that conveys fine-ground raw materials or finished cement from one bin to another preparatory to further processing
  • Push levers to start pump, air compressor and other conveying equipment
  • Observe pressure dials on pump that indicate operating condition of conveyor
  • Make minor repairs to pump to correct faulty operation
  • May pump bulk cement from unloading bins into tank trucks, railroad cars, and boats [Cement Loader cement ]

Slurry Blender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend auxiliary equipment like pumps, motors, and conveyors to supply materials and power to slurry tanks other equipment to mix cement slurry for kilns
  • Receive signal from Rotary-Kiln Operator cement, chemical, mine and quarry & starts pumps conveyors to feed raw materials into kiln
  • Open valves to fill slurry tanks with specified amounts of water raw materials or to correct slurry mixture
  • Start tank agitators that mix slurry
  • May be designated according to equipment tended as Kiln Feeder cement , Mixer Tender cement .

Slurry tank Tender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend auxiliary equipment like pumps, motors, and conveyors to supply materials and power to slurry tanks other equipment to mix cement slurry for kilns
  • Receive signal from Rotary-Kiln Operator cement, chemical, mine and quarry & starts pumps conveyors to feed raw materials into kiln
  • Open valves to fill slurry tanks with specified amounts of water raw materials or to correct slurry mixture
  • Start tank agitators that mix slurry
  • May be designated according to equipment tended as Kiln Feeder cement , Mixer Tender cement .


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