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  • 1) Tends battery of reduction pots that smelt aluminum oxide into aluminum: Adds specified amounts of oxide to pots from overhead hopper, at designated time intervals, and rakes oxide over crust formed by cooling of bath.

  • 2) Observes gas flames breaking through crust, and rakes oxide or pieces of crust over flames to prevent damage to anode.

  • 3) Watches warning lights and notes color of electrolyte, and breaks up crust to add oxide to bath, using crowbar or pneumatic crust-breaking machine.

  • 4) Stirs bath to eliminate gas, using rake.

  • 5) Observes instruments and turns rheostat, or repositions anode in bath, to increase or decrease current flow and regulate temperature of solution.

  • 6) May train workers in operation of reduction pots.




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Job Number: 7724