Profession dry press operator
Dry press operators press dry tempered clay or silica into bricks and other shapes. They select and fix the pressing dies, using rule and wenches. Dry press operators remove the bricks from the press machine and stack them in a specified pattern on the kiln car.
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- Optimise production processes parameters
Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.
- Use wrenches
Use spanners to adjust machinery and equipment.
- Tend dry-press
Tend the dry-press machines used to transform clay or silica into bricks.
- Measure materials
Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.
- Transfer bricks
Transfer bricks from the dry-press to the kiln car, stacking them according to specifications.
- Monitor gauge
Oversee the data presented by a gauge concerning the measurement of pressure, temperature, thickness of a material, and others.
- Replace die
Evaluate if a replacement of the die of a machine is deemed beneficial and take the necessary actions for replacing it either manually (depending on its size, by the use of a manual lifting tackle) or mechanically.
Optional knowledge and skillsreplace filled pallets stack empty pallets feed hoppers operate forklift clean moulds operate brick oven load pallets manage waste various types of sand types of pottery material mechanics
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