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  • 1) Controls drying tunnels to condition and dry brick, sewer pipe, roofing tile, and other clay products before treatment in kiln: Reads production schedule to determine humidity and temperature required for size and type of product to be dried.

  • 2) Positions portable blowers in drying aisles to circulate heat and air.

  • 3) Closes tunnel doors and starts blowers and heaters to regulate humidity and temperature within tunnel.

  • 4) Examines products for cracks indicating excessive drying.

  • 5) Reads humidity and temperature gauges, and adjusts speed and dampers on blowers.

  • 6) Directs DRY-KILN OPERATOR HELPER to cover product with tarpaulin or to flood aisles with water to retard drying process.

  • 7) Records gauge reading in logbook.

  • 8) May patch damaged products, using patching clay and handtools.

  • 9) May control tunnel kiln.




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Job Number: 3268