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- 1) Controls one or more cylinder retorts to impregnate wood products, such as railroad ties, piling, telephone poles, and fenceposts, with preserving or fireproofing chemicals: Turns valves to admit treating solution into retort and steam into heating coils.
- 2) Presses buttons to activate vacuum- and hydraulic-pressure pumps that remove air and steam from retort and force treating solution into pores of wood to accelerate treatment process.
- 3) Observes gauges and turns valves to maintain specified heat, vacuum and hydraulic pressure, and level of solution in retort during each phase of treatment cycle, according to treating schedule.
- 4) Pumps treating solution back into storage tank at end of treating cycle.
- 5) Opens, or signals TREATING-ENGINEER HELPER to open, retort doors.
- 6) Heats unseasoned wood in retort to remove moisture preparatory to treating process.
- 7) May operate locomotive or winch to move tram loads of wood products in and out of retort.
- 8) May take and test sample borings, using laboratory equipment, to determine if treatment meets customers' specifications or standard chemical-analysis requirements.
- 9) May be required to hold license.
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Job Number: 11437