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Job Description:

  • 1) Tests samples of purchased wood chips, used in making pulp, to determine moisture content and quality: Observes dumping of chips into receiving pit and starts conveyor that transfers chips to screening and storage areas.

  • 2) Draws measured sample from conveyor, places chips in drying oven for specified period of time, and records dry weight to determine weight loss.

  • 3) Places additional sample of chips in pilot screen to separate unsuitable wood, such as sawdust, slivers, and oversized chunks.

  • 4) Removes bark from acceptable portion, reweighs sample, and records data on chip quality form.

  • 5) Sweeps and cleans work area.

  • 6) May test samples for acidity and freeness, using standard testing equipment.




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DOT:   539.387-010

Job Number: 1806