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  • 1) Operates scouring train to wash, rinse, and dry raw wool preparatory to dyeing or carding: Turns valves to start continuous flow of water, detergent, and acid into bowls.

  • 2) Reads thermometer and turns steam valves to heat wash and rinse solutions to specified operating temperature.

  • 3) Starts machine that feeds raw wool from hopper into washbowl and activates rakes that move wool through bowls to squeeze rolls and rinse bowl.

  • 4) Patrols scouring train to detect choke-up at squeeze rolls and removes jammed fibers by hand.

  • 5) Observes sudsing in washbowls and turns valve to increase or decrease concentration of detergent.

  • 6) Tests acidity of solution in finishing bowl by titration.

  • 7) Turns valve to control flow of acid to maintain specified concentration.

  • 8) Starts fans that circulate hot air in drier.

  • 9) Feels wool delivered from drier and adjusts thermostatic control if wool is not dry.

  • 10) Drains and cleans machine.

  • 11) May feed raw wool into scouring machine hopper.

  • 12) May direct activities of team workers and be designated Scouring-Train Operator, Chief.




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Job Number: 9024