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  • 1) Tends variety of machines, such as dryers, cleaners, gin stands, and linters, that dry, clean, and separate cotton lint from seed and waste material: Slides hand into seed chutes and removes accumulations of seed.

  • 2) Observes saw ribs in gin stand and linter screens to detect clogging.

  • 3) Removes cotton manually or using ginstick.

  • 4) Opens gas supply valve and pushes alarm switch to warn workers that machinery is starting.

  • 5) Pushes switches to start separator, vacuum, and trash fans; seed augers; linters; cleaners; and other auxiliary equipment.

  • 6) Turns control knobs on automatic dryers to ignite fire and set drying temperature.

  • 7) Ascertains seed-handling instructions from seed tags, pulls ropes to open gates, allowing seeds to be deposited in hoppers according to instructions, and resets automatic seed-weighing counter.

  • 8) Pulls ropes to open suction gates and start suction that controls flow of cotton through equipment.

  • 9) Listens to sounds of running machinery, observes flow of seeds and cotton, feels cotton sample, and sniffs air to detect equipment malfunction and maladjustment and burning cotton.

  • 10) Stops machine and removes obstructions, adjusts dryer temperature, and regulates cotton feed to correct malfunctions, achieve optimum drying of cotton, and maintain maximum ginning capacity of machines.

  • 11) Closes suction gates after last bale of order has been ginned.

  • 12) Records seed weight and bale weight on report form.

  • 13) Periodically replaces worn and defective parts on machines.

  • 14) Lubricates motors, bearings, and other friction surfaces.

  • 15) May be identified with machines tended or with work performed, such as linting, cleaning, drying, and ginning.




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DOT:   429.685-010

Job Number: 4506