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Job Description:

  • 1) Tends gas-heated continuous drier that dries wood chips to prescribed moisture content for use in particleboard manufacturing: Turns valve and thermostat and presses buttons to ignite gas, set drier temperature, and activate drier, conveyors, and blower fans.

  • 2) Moves controls to synchronize speed of conveyors and blower fans to ensure continuous flow of wood chips from storage hopper through drier and into dry-storage bin.

  • 3) Observes gauges and collects, weighs, and tests sample of dried chips, using scales and electronic moisture tester, to ascertain moisture content of chips.

  • 4) Resets controls to maintain prescribed temperature and humidity, according to test and gauge readings.

  • 5) Records test results in log.




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DOT:   563.585-010

Job Number: 3181