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Acid Maker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control rotary or spray sulfur furnaces alkali absorption towers to make cooking acid for use in digesting woodpulp
  • Move controls and observes gauges to regulate combustion chamber, speed of furnace rotation and volume of liquid sulfur in furnace to maintain specified temperature acidity required to produce sulfur dioxide gas
  • Adjust valves to regulate flow of water sulfur dioxide gas through alkali absorption towers according to titration tests to produce cooking acid of specified concentration
  • Start pumps to pump acid through filters to storage tanks
  • Chip slag from furnace, using chipping bar
  • May make titration tests of produced acid.

Air drier machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control equipment to size coat dry paper
  • Position paper roll on feedrack, using hoist
  • Thread paper through size tank & press drier rolls and secures it to winding reel
  • Start equipment adjusts controls to regulate speed of winding reel, temperature of drier rolls, and temperature of air rising from ducts to obtain specified finish
  • Examine paper during winding for uniformity of finish and defects, like wrinkles tears, and flags defective sections for removal
  • May operate slitter and winder machine to slit rewind paper into smaller rolls [Slitting-Machine Operator any industry I]
  • May operate machine to cut paper into specified sizes [Cutter Operator any industry ].

Apron Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform any combination of following tasks involved in preparing rags for use in making paper
  • Cuts material, like clips, buttons and elastic from rags, using hand shears or automatic circular knife
  • Remove dusted rags from conveyor of thrasher dusting machine , weighs records weight of rags and trucks them to cutting machine
  • Remove cover from bleach boiler, allowing rags to fall into stock cars
  • Mark cars according to grade and type of rags pushes cars to washing machines
  • Remove washed rags from drainer seasoning bin , places them in stock cars, and pushes cars to beater room
  • May be designated according to work performed as Bleach-Boiler Puller paper and pulp , Cutter paper and pulp , Stock Pitcher paper pulp .

Back Tender Paper Machine Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate drier, calender, and winding sections of fourdrinier or cylinder-type papermaking machines to produce paper wind it onto rolls
  • Thread continuous sheet of paper through carrier, drier and calender rolls by hand
  • Observe charts & gauges and turns valves to adjust steam pressure, temperature of drier calender rolls and hot air blowing into continuous sheet
  • Turn wheels to adjust tension on rolls control running speed of sheet
  • Inspect sheet for defects, like dirt, slime spots, holes, and wrinkles, and marks defective portions for removal at rewinding section
  • Direct workers engaged in winding, slitting, weighing, wrapping, and stenciling paper rolls
  • May operate size tub or spray paper with steam, water, or dyes to obtain specified finish
  • May operate drying section only to produce rolls or sheets of dry pulp and be designated Back Tender, Pulp Drier paper pulp
  • May be designated according to type of machine as Back Tender, Cylinder paper and pulp , Back Tender, Fourdrinier paper pulp .

Bark press Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend hydraulic bark press that squeezes water from pulpwood bark
  • Start conveyor observes wet bark as it passes into hydraulic press
  • Push button to actuate press that squeezes water from bark emits dried bark onto conveyor leading to boilerroom
  • Free bark jammed on conveyor, using rake
  • May tend rotating cutter that cuts oversized bark to suitable size for feeding into press.

Beater Head Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in beating refining pulp to prepare furnish for processing into paper
  • Calculate volume or weight of ingredients, like pulp, fillers, size, alum and dyes, using formulas laboratory analyses of ingredient concentrations
  • Order charging of beater vats with ingredients, beater roll adjustment and time of beating
  • Examine pulp samples reviews laboratory reports to define when beating process is completed
  • Compare sample of paper produced with specifications or standard sample orders changes in beating procedure to produce paper to specified standards
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Beater Room Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in beating refining pulp to prepare furnish for processing into paper
  • Calculate volume or weight of ingredients, like pulp, fillers, size, alum and dyes, using formulas laboratory analyses of ingredient concentrations
  • Order charging of beater vats with ingredients, beater roll adjustment and time of beating
  • Examine pulp samples reviews laboratory reports to define when beating process is completed
  • Compare sample of paper produced with specifications or standard sample orders changes in beating procedure to produce paper to specified standards
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Black ash burner Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control furnace in which condensed black liquor is burned to black ash for use in recovering sodium compounds
  • Turn rheostat control to adjust mechanism in mixing tank to feed specified quantities of salt cake into black liquor
  • Turn valves & air intake ports to regulate spray of liquor air into furnace, according to combustion charts, to make sure complete combustion of organic matter
  • Start conveyor to carry molten black ash from taphole of furnace to water dissolving tank in which green liquor is formed, or opens furnace port allowing ash to flow directly into dissolving tank
  • Start motor to pump green liquor into settling tank
  • Adjust valves to channel steam generated by furnace through liquor evaporators or into main steam line
  • Clean liquor pipes, using steam rod, and scrapes residue from furnace interior.

Bleach boiler Filler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend rotary bleach boiler that cleans bleaches rags used in making paper
  • Charge boiler with rags, chemicals and water
  • Fasten boiler cover, starts rotary motor and turns steam valves to clean bleach rags in boiler for specified length of time
  • Open valves to reduce steam pressure drain liquid from boiler
  • May pack boiler with alternate layers of rags dry chemicals

Bleach boiler Packer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend rotary bleach boiler that cleans bleaches rags used in making paper
  • Charge boiler with rags, chemicals and water
  • Fasten boiler cover, starts rotary motor and turns steam valves to clean bleach rags in boiler for specified length of time
  • Open valves to reduce steam pressure drain liquid from boiler
  • May pack boiler with alternate layers of rags dry chemicals



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