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  • 1) Controls equipment to purify copper by electrorefining: Signals MONORAIL CRANE OPERATOR to lower impure copper anodes into tank filled with electrolyte.

  • 2) Immerses copper starter sheets into tank.

  • 3) Passes steel rod between electrodes to break off lumps which might cause short circuit and to verify specified clearance between electrodes.

  • 4) Examines, cleans, and tightens electrical connections, using steel wool and handtools.

  • 5) Turns on electrical current, and verifies voltage, using voltmeter.

  • 6) Measures density of electrolyte, using hydrometer.

  • 7) Observes deposition of copper on cathodes, and signals MONORAIL CRANE OPERATOR to remove coated cathodes and depleted anodes from tank after specified time.

  • 8) Inspects tanks for defects, such as loose connections, leaks, deteriorated suspension bars and fittings, clogged floats, and drainage connections.

  • 9) Repairs or replaces parts, or notifies maintenance department.

  • 10) May cover lead sheets with primary coat of copper to make cathodes and be designated Starting-Sheet-Tank Operator.

  • 11) May operate equipment that purifies copper through electrolysis without anodes and be designated Electro-Winning Operator.




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DOT:   519.362-014

Job Number: 10973