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  • 1) Tends battery of picker machines that break up and clean cotton or synthetic fibers, form them into lap II, and wind lap into rolls: Starts machine and pulls cord to open gate of hopper through which cotton tufts feed onto conveyor of machine or hand feeds cotton tufts onto conveyor.

  • 2) Moves levers to regulate weight, length of lap, and speed of machine.

  • 3) Observes and regulates speed of conveyor as conveyor feeds machine to prevent jamming.

  • 4) Inserts metal bar in lap arbor of automatic winding mechanism that winds and ejects lap rolls of specified size.

  • 5) Turns end of lap around lap forming bar by hand, when necessary.

  • 6) Lifts roll of lap from machine, weighs roll of lap, records weight, places roll on portable rack, and removes pin around which lap was wound.

  • 7) Marks lap to identify fiber type, using specified chalk.

  • 8) Cleans and oils machine.

  • 9) May tend machines that open, clean, fluff, and mix cotton or synthetic fibers prior to picking process.




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DOT:   680.685-074

Job Number: 7443