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  • 1) Tends machines that wash or treat cloth with chemicals preparatory to or after processes, such as bleaching, dyeing, printing, and finishing: Pushes truck of cloth into feeding position or mounts roll of cloth on shaft at feed-end of machine.

  • 2) Sews end of cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine.

  • 3) Turns valves to admit water, detergents, caustic, acids, steam, or other chemicals into washing tanks according to specifications.

  • 4) Starts machine and observes flow of cloth through machine to detect tears in cloth.

  • 5) Stops machine, disentangles tear-outs, and knots selvages of torn cloth by hand.

  • 6) Tests solutions in washing tanks by titration or using litmus paper or hydrometer.

  • 7) Adds water, detergents, or chemicals to washing tanks to dilute or strengthen solutions as indicated by tests.

  • 8) May be designated according to chemicals used in washing tanks as Acid-Washer Operator; Naphthol-Soaping-Machine Operator; according to objective of washing as Cloth Neutralizer; or according to type of cloth as Back-Gray-Cloth Washer.

  • 9) May tend machines consisting of series of tanks that process cloth in open-width or rope form.

  • 10) Important variables may be indicated by trade names of machines used.




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DOT:   582.685-030

Job Number: 2006