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Job Description:

  • 1) Operates pug mill, jigger machine, and drying chamber, that form, dry, and finish ceramic ware, such as bowls, cups, plates, and saucers: Adjusts and sets controls of pug mill that mixes, extrudes, cuts, and deposits clay charges in or over molds as specified.

  • 2) Installs shaping tool in head of jiggering unit, using handtools.

  • 3) Sets controls to regulate temperature of drying chamber.

  • 4) Installs trimming tools and abrasives on arms of ware-finishing unit, using handtools.

  • 5) Starts machine unit and conveyors and observes lights and gauges on panelboard to verify operational efficiency.

  • 6) Examines finished ware for defects and measures dimensions, using rule and thickness gauge.

  • 7) Adjusts pressures, temperatures, and trimming tool settings as required.

  • 8) May operate jigger machine only and be designated Potter.

  • 9) May form urns and planters, using jolly, and be designated Jollier.




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Job Number: 7733