Job Description and Jobs
- 1) Replaces spent anodes or cathodes used in electrolytic cells, according to replacement schedule, using handtools and power tools: Disconnects electrical and pipe connections and removes retaining bolts to free cells, using wrenches.
- 2) Removes cell top and cathode assembly, using tension handles, prybars, and hoist.
- 3) Measures thickness of cathode blade and length of anode to determine remaining usable life, using ruler, and inspects anode for deterioration.
- 4) Adjusts anode and cathode spacing, using handtools.
- 5) Records cell and cathode number and condition of anode and cathode.
- 6) Scrapes and washes putty and dirt from cell assembly, using hand scraper and steam or water hose, or cleans cathode bars and cell bottom with power grinder and acid.
- 7) Cleans and smooths electrical connections, using emery cloth.
- 8) Transfers defective units to cell repair room and obtains replacement parts, using cart or crane.
- 9) Positions cell bottom, anode, cathode, and cell top in place, using hoist.
- 10) Bolts assemblies together, replaces sight glasses, funnels, and percolator pipes, and secures electrical connections to bus bar, using handtools.
- 11) Seals joints with putty, mortar, and asbestos, using putty extruder and knife.
- 12) Turns valves to start brine flow.
- 13) Records new parts used and date of change.
- 15) When draining and cleaning mercury electrolytic cells, replacing mercury, and timing rate of flow of mercury to ensure efficient operation, may be designated Mercury-Cell Cleaner.
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