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  • 1) Controls autoclave to preshrink and preset yarn: Pushes racks of yarn inside autoclave and clamps door shut.

  • 2) Regulates time and temperature controls according to written instructions.

  • 3) Presses buttons to start pump that creates vacuum in autoclave chamber and turns valves to admit steam.

  • 4) Observes gauges and pneumatic controller graphs to ascertain that specified pressure, temperature, and vacuum are maintained to ensure conditioning of yarn according to specifications and to prevent collapse of autoclave.

  • 5) Closes valves and starts vacuum pump to remove moisture at end of steaming chamber.

  • 6) Opens door and removes processed yarn from autoclave to storage, using handtruck.

  • 7) Weighs yarn and records amount of yarn processed.

  • 8) May tend machine that automatically draws yarn into autoclave, seals doors, and discharges yarn at end of steaming cycle.




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Job Number: 426