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  • 1) Tends one or more machines that form fiberglass filaments from molten glass and combine filaments into sliver: Pulls fiberglass filaments extruded through bushing over sleeve where binding solution is applied and into groove of graphite shoe that binds filaments into single strand of sliver.

  • 2) Passes sliver strand through opening in floor to FLOOR WINDER on floor below who winds sliver onto tubes.

  • 3) Patrols and observes bushings to detect defects, such as clogged bushings, beads, bead straps, and defective binder applicators.

  • 4) Stops machine and removes beads or bead straps from bushing with wire pick to unclog bushing.

  • 5) Notifies YARDAGE-CONTROL OPERATOR, FORMING or FORMING-MACHINE ADJUSTER of defective product or machine operation.

  • 6) Turns petcocks to adjust flow of binding fluid to sleeves.

  • 7) May turn rheostat to obtain specified temperature in electric furnace where glass is melted.

  • 8) May fill furnace hopper with glass marbles and adjust feed mechanisms so that marbles enter furnace at specified rate.

  • 9) May be designated according to length and fineness of fibers produced as Staple-Fiber-Machine Tender.




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DOT:   575.685-030

Job Number: 3851