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  • 1) Operates line of machines to form wood fiber mats and to cut and press them into hardboard panels: Installs and adjusts stainless-steel cauls and screens, drive sprockets, chains, rollers, and cutoff saw, using handtools.

  • 2) Starts machine and cutoff saw.

  • 3) Observes gauges and turns valves to regulate water and steam pressure and to control temperature of press.

  • 4) Moves panelboard control switches to adjust pressing time and to synchronize timing of tiered feeding and unloading conveyors with elevator movement of tiered hardboard press.

  • 5) Observes forming of mat, cutting of panels, and pressing of panels into hardboard to ensure product of specified dimension and quality.

  • 6) May ride open elevator and flip end of panel in each tier of press to loosen it from hot pressing plate and facilitate automatic transfer to tiered unloading conveyor.

  • 7) May verify weight of sample panels, using scale.




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DOT:   569.682-014

Job Number: 7832