Profession briquetting machine operator

Briquetting machine operators tend equipment to dry, mix, and compress metal chips into briquettes for use in a smelter.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Attention to detail

    Performs tasks conscientiously and effectively, taking into account all their aspects, no matter how detailed they are.

Skills

  • Follow verbal instructions

    Have the ability to follow spoken instructions received from colleagues. Strive to understand and clarify what is being requested.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Operate metal fabricating machines

    Set up and operate fabricating equipment to bend, cut and straighten pieces of metal.

  • Operate hydraulic machinery controls

    Use correctly the controls of specialized machinery by turning valves, handwheels, or rheostats to move and control flow of fuels, water, and dry or liquid binders to machines.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Follow environmental protection standards

    Know and adhere to environmental protection standards, in some cases through direct discussion with local governments to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.

  • Follow safety procedures when working at heights

    Take necessary precautions and follow a set of measures that assess, prevent and tackle risks when working at a high distance from the ground. Prevent endangering people working under these structures and avoid falls from ladders, mobile scaffolding, fixed working bridges, single person lifts etc. since they may cause fatalities or major injuries.

  • Perform minor repairs to equipment

    Conduct routine maintenance on equipment. Recognise and identify minor defects in equipment and make repairs if appropriate.

  • Guide cranes

    Guide a crane operator in operating the crane. Stay in contact with the operator visually, vocally, or using communication equipment to make sure the crane operation is completed in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

Optional knowledge and skills

work in metal manufacture teams apply various lifting techniques follow written instructions monitor manufacturing quality standards quality standards ensure public safety and security maximise efficiency of crane operations follow quality standards body language provide advice to technicians physics