List of Career Duties Under Steel Business Sector


Acid Extractor Career Duties

  • Control equipment, like washers, rectifiers, acid pots, and mixing tanks arranged in series to recover tar acids from coal-tar oils
  • Start pumps to circulate oil through equipment and opens valves at various stages to treat oil with chemicals, carbon dioxide and steam, according to specified instrument readings
  • Perform routine tests at different processing stages for defining effectiveness of treatment
  • Sample products for laboratory analysis, and interprets results of analyses to make adjustments in processing operations and to control quality quantity of production
  • Inspect equipment for operating efficiency, lubricates equipment, and makes minor repairs adjustments.

Ammonia still Operator Career Duties

  • Operate stills, pumps, and related equipment to extract refine ammonia from ammonia liquor
  • Adjust feed valves to regulate flow of liquor and steam to stills & water to condensers dephlegmator
  • Read thermometers & gauges, adjusts valves and regulates pumps to maintain specified temperatures and pressures to boil off waste vapors foul vent ammonia
  • Pump ammonia to saturator for mixing with water to produce liquid ammonia, and pumps ammonia to storage tanks
  • Pump waste liquor to sewer
  • Determine amount of ammonia in waste liquor and water, using titrattion test, and adjusts temperatures pressures to reduce loss of ammonia
  • Keep record of pressures, temperatures, test results, and amount of liquor steam fed to stills
  • May produce concentrated ammonia liquor by condensing vapors in water-cooled condensers
  • Clean work area, using broom, brushes, and lime.

Bed Operator Career Duties

  • Tend equipment that transfers rolled steel shapes, like blooms, billets, rails, and pipe from processing lines to cooling beds
  • Press controls to raise roll stop, start conveyor and position material opposite specified cooling bed
  • Pull levers to start pusher straightedge dog-chain series of projections that shoves material off conveyor line onto cooling bed
  • Move controls of dog-chain to pull cooled material from bed onto cradle or transfer car
  • Record number type of object cooled
  • May assist other workers in making roll and hot saw blade changes in repairing, replacing, or adjusting mill equipment.

Belling Machine Operator Career Duties

  • Tend machine that expands pipe ends to specified diameter by one of following methods
  • 1 Starts machine that rotates pipe against die to expand end of pipe
  • 2 Places pipe in expanding machine starts machine that forces mandrels into end to expand pipe to specified diameter
  • 3 Starts machine that inserts expands cylindrical element within pipe to enlarge pipe to specified diameter
  • Push pipe along conveyor rolls to expander block
  • Verify dimensions of pipe end with ring or plug gauge
  • Important variables may be indicated by trade names of machine used.

Bin Tripper Operator Career Duties

  • Tend discharge end of conveyor system that moves raw materials in blast furnace to storage bins
  • Inspect bins and notifies Conveyor-System Operator any industry 921.662-018 of required material, like iron manganese ore, limestone, clay, or sinter
  • Move control to position tipper over bin
  • Open valve to turn on water spray to settle dust
  • Notify Conveyor-System Operator any industry when bin is full
  • Press switch to stop conveyor for malfunctions
  • Scrape and cleans bins bin areas, using bar, scraper, shovel, and broom.

Blast furnace auxiliaries Supervisor Career Duties

  • Supervise coordinates activities of workers engaged in unloading, crushing, screening, blending, and sintering iron ore
  • Direct workers in stockpiling materials, like sinter cake, manganese and limestone for blast furnace operations
  • Train workers in operation of equipment
  • Perform duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Blast furnace Keeper Career Duties

  • Taps blast furnace to fill ladles with molten metal
  • Drill taphole preparatory to tapping, using power hand drill
  • Position splasher plate in front of taphole to prevent splashing of metal when furnace is tapped
  • Guide point of oxygen lance into drilled taphole to tap furnace
  • Open gates and shutters to direct flow of molten iron onto runners into ladles
  • Plug taphole after ladles are filled, using mud gun
  • Assist other workers in breaking up removing slag from runners, relining runners with sand, clay, and refractory mixture, and drying relined runners
  • Repair or replaces defective tuyeres, blowpipes, and boshplates in furnace, using handtools.

Blast furnace keeper Helper Career Duties

  • Assist Blast-Furnace Keeper steel rel. in tapping blast furnace
  • Break slag from casting equipment, like slag runners, iron troughs, gates and dams, using bars, hammers and shovels
  • Reline runners, troughs, gates and dams with refractory materials, like fireclay, sand and coal dust
  • Clean loads clay gun for plugging taphole
  • Remove obstructions in runners during casting operations, using tong bar
  • Obtain sample of molten iron during cast, with spoon pours sample into test mold
  • Assist in changing tuyeres, coolers, cinder notches, and blowpipes on blast furnace, using handtools
  • Clean dust, debris, and solidified metal from blast furnace casting area
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title.

Blooming Mill Supervisor Career Duties

  • Supervise coordinates activities of workers engaged in rolling heated ingots into steel shapes, like blooms, billets, and slabs, and in shearing shapes to specified lengths
  • Train workers in setting up mill
  • Perform duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Blower Blast Furnace Career Duties

  • Supervise coordinates activities of workers engaged in operation of blast furnace to produce molten pig iron
  • Direct workers in charging furnace with specified amounts of raw materials, like iron ore, coke and limestone
  • Observe color of molten metal through tuyeres, or reads pyrometer & orders changes in furnace temperature pressure
  • Estimate amounts of ferrosilicon, manganese, and phosphorous to add to molten metal to obtain specified type of pig iron
  • Direct workers in flushing and tapping furnace in positioning ladles to receive molten metal
  • Observe color of molten metal flowing in runners during casting operations to define quality of iron
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

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