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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Optimise production processes parameters

    Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.

  • Monitor gauge

    Oversee the data presented by a gauge concerning the measurement of pressure, temperature, thickness of a material, and others.

  • Transfer bricks

    Transfer bricks from the dry-press to the kiln car, stacking them according to specifications.

  • Use wrenches

    Use spanners to adjust machinery and equipment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

feed hoppers types of pottery material manage waste various types of sand operate brick oven operate forklift replace filled pallets clean moulds stack empty pallets pallets loading mechanics

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