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  • 1) Controls calciners and allied equipment from instrumented panelboard to heat ore slurry, dry slurry, and drive off impurities: Monitors recording instruments, flowmeters, panel lights, and other indicators, and listens for warning signals on panel to operate calciner, conveyor system, and allied equipment.

  • 2) Turns screws and knobs on panelboard to control feed rate, temperature, and conveying of ore.

  • 3) Examines calcined ore to determine, by color, that it meets company specifications.

  • 4) Confers with other departments to adjust steam, water, and fuel supply, using telephone or radio.

  • 5) Confers with supervisor to report equipment failure or malfunction, and to resolve problems in process changes.

  • 6) Maintains record of steam, water, and fuel used during shift.

  • 7) Records process changes, malfunctions, and other actions in shift log and operator's sheet.

  • 8) Examines calciners and allied equipment, such as conveyor belts and chutes, blowers, pumps, compressors, and power lines, waterlines, and air lines, for wear or defects.

  • 9) Periodically cleans calciner, working as member of team, and using airhammer, water hose, pick, shovel, and wheelbarrow.

  • 10) When drying copper ore, may be designated Reactor Operator.




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Job Number: 1331