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  • 1) Tends machines that dry, grind, and screen materials, such as sodium nitrate, apricot pits, sulfur, and clay for use in making dynamite: Shovels or dumps materials into drier hopper and adjusts temperature of steam-heated drier to specified reading.

  • 2) Starts conveyors and elevators that convey materials through drier and grinder.

  • 3) Starts grinder and sifting screens that grind and screen materials and deposit them in bins.

  • 4) May drive scoop tractor to fill drier hopper.

  • 5) May test moisture content of ingredients, using carbide-filled jar and gauge that registers gas produced.

  • 6) May weigh out dried ingredients according to formula, to prepare batches for mixing with nitroglycerin.

  • 7) May be designated according to ingredient treated as Soda-Dry-House Operator.




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DOT:   559.685-046

Job Number: 3073