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  • 1) Operates glass lathe to form glass tubes into glass blanks used in fabrication of laser light conductors: Reads work orders and technical manuals to determine lathe setup procedures, and pushes buttons and turns knobs to adjust lathe gas-injection and temperature controls.

  • 2) Locks glass tube into spindle chuck, using wrench.

  • 3) Trues and flares glass tube, using lathe carriage burner, ruler, and calipers.

  • 4) Attaches chemical spray nozzle to glass tube to coat interior of tube with gases, and inserts auger into tube to remove chemical residue.

  • 5) Lowers and locks spindle shield to form dust-free chamber.

  • 6) Presses keys on keyboard to transmit production specifications to computer and to transfer lathe operation from manual to automatic control for duration of blankmaking process.

  • 7) Observes lathe dials and gauges, computer display panel, and color of flame on lathe carriage burner to verify adherence to manufacturing specifications.

  • 8) Calculates data, such as blank weights, diameters, and densities, using calculator, and enters data on record sheet.

  • 9) Repairs lathe, using wrenches, pliers, and screwdrivers to correct malfunctions.




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Job Number: 831