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 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.

  • 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.

  • Follow verbal instructions

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

  • Perform minor repairs to equipment

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

  • Operate metal fabricating machines

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • 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

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