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Non Ferrous Metals - Occupations Duties

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Alloy Weigher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sort and weighs nonferrous scrap metal ingots for furnace charges
  • Separate grades and types of alloys by color or shape of casting shovels metal into handtrucks
  • Select scrap ingots for furnace charge, according to specifications
  • Take sample of furnace melts for laboratory analysis, observes metal in diecasting holding pots finished castings, or reads label to verify use of specified alloys
  • May unload box cars of alloy materials
  • May operate lift truck to transport materials
  • May charge furnaces with alloy materials.

Alodize machine Helper Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that rewinds metal coils processed by Alodize-Machine Operator nonfer
  • metal and assists in coating metal sheets coils
  • Place cardboard core on rewinding arbor starts end of coil around core
  • Pull levers to start rewinder
  • Cuts material to specified lengths, using hand shear
  • Tape loose end removes coil from rewinder, using hoist
  • Lift sheets from discharge end of machine stacks finished sheets onto skid
  • Place coil on unwinding equipment threads coil end through machine, preparatory to alodizing process
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title.

Alodize machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up and operates machine that coats flat sheet or coiled metal to specified color finish
  • Mix alodize solution in tank of machine, according to formula
  • Place container of solution sample under test tube reads gauge for defining solution concentration
  • Sets up machine rolls and guides, using handtools micrometer
  • Turn dial observes gauge to heat solution to specified temperature
  • Operate hoist to place sheets on machine feed carriage or to lift coil onto machine spindle
  • Feed sheets or end of coil into machine rolls
  • Adjust controls to maintain machine speed and temperature of solution to obtain specified color coverage of metal.

Armored cable machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend battery of automatic winding machines that wind protective shield of yarn, wire or metal strip into flexible conduit or over insulated wire, like submarine underground cable
  • Start winding machine and feeds insulated wire into machine threads protective wire or strip through guides of automatic winding machine
  • Observe angle of spiral & adjusts guides, using wrench screwdriver.

Armoring machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend battery of automatic winding machines that wind protective shield of yarn, wire or metal strip into flexible conduit or over insulated wire, like submarine underground cable
  • Start winding machine and feeds insulated wire into machine threads protective wire or strip through guides of automatic winding machine
  • Observe angle of spiral & adjusts guides, using wrench screwdriver.

Asbestos wire Finisher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up operates machine to card asbestos fibers, wrap fibers around electric wire, and impregnate fibers with wax
  • Load reels of wire onto machine spindle, threads wire between guides, through taping, carding, impregnating and cooling units and fastens wire to takeup reel
  • Place roll of tape on spindle inserts end in taping device that folds tape around wire
  • Place lap Ii of asbestos on carding device that shreds asbestos cards fibers onto wire in continuous layer
  • Readjust controls and replenishes supply of tape asbestos to make sure uniform coverage of wire.

Ball Points Inspector Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Inspect metal alloy pen ball points for defects
  • Pick up ball point with tweezer places it under microscopic lens to examine for holes or other flaws
  • Measure approximately every 40th point with micrometer for defining if specifications are met removes rejects
  • May test ballpoint pens refills for conformity to specifications, using centrifuge, magnifying glass, and microscope.

Braider Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up and operates battery of automatic braiding machines that cover electric wire cable with insulating material, like cotton yarn, rubber tape, fiberglass, or fine steel, copper, and aluminum strands
  • Place bobbins of insulating material on machine spindles and threads strands through braiding head according to pattern draft which specifies lay sequence of braiding
  • Lock spool of wire to be insulated in payoff spindle, threads wire through machine guides, footage counter and braiding head, turns setscrews to control tension of wire
  • Adjust traverse attachment to make sure even winding of wire
  • Start machine and winds braided wire around capstan onto takeoff spool
  • Replace empty bobbins ties broken threads
  • May repair thread breaks, using brush glue.

Braider Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up and operates battery of automatic braiding machines that cover electric wire cable with insulating material, like cotton yarn, rubber tape, fiberglass, or fine steel, copper, and aluminum strands
  • Place bobbins of insulating material on machine spindles and threads strands through braiding head according to pattern draft which specifies lay sequence of braiding
  • Lock spool of wire to be insulated in payoff spindle, threads wire through machine guides, footage counter and braiding head, turns setscrews to control tension of wire
  • Adjust traverse attachment to make sure even winding of wire
  • Start machine and winds braided wire around capstan onto takeoff spool
  • Replace empty bobbins ties broken threads
  • May repair thread breaks, using brush glue.

Breaker Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Break extruded tubes and rods by one or more of following methods inspects exposed surface for defects, like bubbles beneath skin of metal resulting from too rapid extrusion
  • 1 Nicks workpiece, using file or saw and breaks workpiece at nick by bending back forth
  • 2 Saws off piece of tube holds on table under cone-shaped expander of hydraulic breaker
  • Start mechanism to raise table, forcing tube over expander to split sides of tube
  • 3 Loads coiled rod onto coil tester pulls end of rod to straighten it
  • Place end of rod in channel of tester starts mechanism oscillating to fracture rod
  • 4 Places rod in machine actuates wedge to partially cut rod
  • Twist bends rod to break off test piece
  • Examine ends or interior of rods and tubes for bubbles cuts off defective sections, using circular saw or automatic shears
  • Gather sorts scrap materials according to type of metal
  • Position rods and tubes on table of circular saw or shearing machine cuts them to length
  • Important variables may be indicated by trade names of machines used or workpiece tested.



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