Profession cotton gin operator
Cotton gin operators perform ginning operations for separating cotton fibres from the seeds. They tend bale presses and remove the processed bales from the gin. They perform machine maintenance and ensure smooth running of processing operations.
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- Maintain machinery
Maintain machinery and equipment in order to ensure that it is clean and in safe, working order. Perform routine maintenance on equipment and adjust or repair when necessary, using hand and power tools. Replace defective parts components or systems.
- Set up machine controls
Set up or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, or pressure.
- Monitor conveyor belt
Monitor the flow of the work pieces on the conveyor belt as they are processed by the machine to ensure optimal productivity.
- Clean equipment
Perform cleaning routines after equipment use.
- Follow production schedule
Follow production schedule taking into account all requirements, times and needs. This schedule outlines what individual commodities must be produced in each time period and encapsulates various concerns like production, staffing, inventory, etc. It is usually linked to manufacturing where the plan indicates when and how much of each product will be demanded. Utilise all the information in the actual implementation of the plan.
- Maintain work standards
Maintaining standards of work in order to improve and acquire new skills and work methods.
- Operate bale presses
Start, operate and monitor computerised bale presses.
- Check quality of raw materials
Check the quality of basic materials used for the production of semi-finished and finished goods by assessing some of its characteristics and, if needed, select samples to be analysed.
- Wear appropriate protective gear
Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.
- Conform with production requirements
Conform with production requirements by reading the production schedule and adjusting temperature to the actual humidity, size and type of the products which will be dried.
- Handle bulk transfer of raw material
Transfer dry raw materials using suitable mechanical handling systems like screw feeders, or using gravity or pneumatic means.
- Remove cotton from bale presser
Remove processed seed free cotton from the bale pressers while ensuring adequate quality level of the output.