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Heat Treating - Occupations Duties

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Bluing oven Tender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assist Heat Treater heat treating I or Heat Treater heat treating Ii in annealing, hardening, or tempering metal objects by performing any combination of the following duties
  • Clean foreign matter, like scale, rust, or grease, from metal objects, using solvents, wire brushes, scrapers, or hammer chisel
  • Hang parts on racks, hooks, or fixture, or places them on handtrucks or conveyors and charges them into furnace manually or using hoist
  • Adjust controls to maintain specified temperature in furnace
  • Immerse objects in chemical bath or places objects in containers packs carbonaceous material around them
  • Quench heated objects in liquid, like oil or water
  • Mark identification on parts
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title.

Carburizer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control furnace to harden surface of steel objects, using any of following methods
  • 1 Places objects in wire basket immerses them in heated chemical bath, like sodium cyanide
  • 2 Packs objects in metal boxes filled with carbonaceous material, like coke, coal, bone charcoal, or barium carbonate and charges boxes into furnace
  • 3 Charges objects into furnace opens valves to circulate carbon-rich gas, like methane, around objects during heating process
  • Remove objects from bath or furnace quenches objects in oil, water, or brine, or allows objects to cool to predetermined temperature before quenching, depending on metal properties specified
  • May be designated according to article case-hardened as Die Case Hardener heat treating , or by process used as Cyanide Furnace Operator heat treating .

Draw furnace Tender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assist Heat Treater heat treating I or Heat Treater heat treating Ii in annealing, hardening, or tempering metal objects by performing any combination of the following duties
  • Clean foreign matter, like scale, rust, or grease, from metal objects, using solvents, wire brushes, scrapers, or hammer chisel
  • Hang parts on racks, hooks, or fixture, or places them on handtrucks or conveyors and charges them into furnace manually or using hoist
  • Adjust controls to maintain specified temperature in furnace
  • Immerse objects in chemical bath or places objects in containers packs carbonaceous material around them
  • Quench heated objects in liquid, like oil or water
  • Mark identification on parts
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title.

Dulite machine Bluer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate gas furnace that heats metal gun parts to rustproof impart decorative nonreflecting blue finish
  • Spray parts with steam to remove grease, grit and dirt
  • Place parts in barrel of gas furnace & covers parts with mixture of bone chips whale or pine tar oil
  • Close furnace door moves lever to rotate barrel
  • Turn gas valves observes pyrometer to regulate temperature of furnace
  • Open door after furnace cools, and pulls lever to tilt barrel dump contents into sieve
  • Sift parts from bone mixture quenches parts in oil
  • Blow oil chips from blued parts, using airhose
  • Examine parts to make sure shade and color conform to specifications, utilizing knowledge of heat-treating methods metal properties.

Electronic Induction Hardener Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend electronic induction machine, according to set procedures, to harden, braze, or anneal metal objects
  • Position fastens part in fixture of machine
  • Press button on control panel to start electric current flowing through induction coil for prescribed time
  • May load automatic machine by dumping parts into hopper
  • May test parts for hardness, using preset hardness testing equipment, and stamp heat treatment identification mark on casting, using hammer punch.

Flame annealing machine Setter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up battery of machines that anneal sidewalls of metal cartridge shell cases preparatory to further processing
  • Light gas burners and turns valves to regulate flow of gas coolant water
  • Start conveyors dial feeder plates and turns setscrews in burner nozzles to direct flames which anneal specific area of cartridge case
  • Replace worn dial-feed, burner conveyor parts, using handtools
  • Instruct new workers in machine operation
  • Observe color and area of dullness of annealed cases to define flame temperature coverage of cases
  • Crush random samples between fingers to define degree of annealing attained
  • May test cases for hardness [Hardness Inspector heat treating ] examine cases to define grain size of metal, using microscope.

Flame hardening machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend flame-hardening machine, according to set procedures, to case-harden metal objects
  • Position fastens part in fixture, on arbor, or between centers of machine
  • Press buttons on control panel to light burners that direct flame against part start automatic feeding or spinning mechanism
  • Observe machine operation removes finished part
  • May anneal metal cartridge or shell cases be designated Flame-Annealing-Machine Operator heat treating .

Flame hardening machine Setter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up flame-hardening machines for Flame-Hardening-Machine Operators heat treating according to metallurgical work order specifications, utilizing knowledge of heat-treating methods metal properties
  • Position fixture for holding workpiece fastens fixture to machine, using wrenches
  • Mount workpiece in fixture, on arbor, or between centers of machine
  • Estimate flame temperature and heating time cycle based on degree of hardness required metal to be treated
  • Move controls to light burners adjust flame of oxyacetylene, propane, or other gas to prescribed temperature, judging temperature by flame color
  • Start automatic feeding or rotating mechanism that moves part through hardening flame
  • Test hardness of sample part [Hardness Inspector heat treating ]
  • Adjust automatic feeding or rotating mechanism flame temperature until sample parts meet specifications.

Furnace Feeder Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assist Heat Treater heat treating I or Heat Treater heat treating Ii in annealing, hardening, or tempering metal objects by performing any combination of the following duties
  • Clean foreign matter, like scale, rust, or grease, from metal objects, using solvents, wire brushes, scrapers, or hammer chisel
  • Hang parts on racks, hooks, or fixture, or places them on handtrucks or conveyors and charges them into furnace manually or using hoist
  • Adjust controls to maintain specified temperature in furnace
  • Immerse objects in chemical bath or places objects in containers packs carbonaceous material around them
  • Quench heated objects in liquid, like oil or water
  • Mark identification on parts
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title.

Furnace Loader Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assist Heat Treater heat treating I or Heat Treater heat treating Ii in annealing, hardening, or tempering metal objects by performing any combination of the following duties
  • Clean foreign matter, like scale, rust, or grease, from metal objects, using solvents, wire brushes, scrapers, or hammer chisel
  • Hang parts on racks, hooks, or fixture, or places them on handtrucks or conveyors and charges them into furnace manually or using hoist
  • Adjust controls to maintain specified temperature in furnace
  • Immerse objects in chemical bath or places objects in containers packs carbonaceous material around them
  • Quench heated objects in liquid, like oil or water
  • Mark identification on parts
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title.



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