Profession fibre machine tender

Fibre machine tenders operate and maintain extrusion machines that form sliver from filaments. They work with synthetic materials such as fiberglass or liquid polymer or non-synthetic materials such as rayon.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Monitor bushings

    Monitor the machines to detect any defects or malfunctioning such as defective binder applicators or clogged bushings.

  • Wind sliver strands

    Hold the sliver strands coming from the floor above through a floor opening to facilitate the process of winding strands onto tubes.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

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

  • Monitor valves

    Monitor and accordingly adjust the valves in order to allow a specific amount of liquids (such as ammonia sulfuric acid or viscous soap) or steam into the mixer or machine.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Remove bead straps

    Stop the machine and use a wire pick to remove beads and unclog the bushings.

  • Bind fibreglass filaments

    Bring extruded fibreglass filaments together to bind them into single strands after the binding solution has been applied and pull them through a carbon-graphite shoe that will guide and gather the individual glass filaments to form the fibreglass strands.

Optional knowledge and skills

mechanics synthetic materials measure materials measure furnace temperature perform test run report defective manufacturing materials operate lifting equipment maintain equipment supply machine load materials into furnace control production flow remotely keep records of work progress operate furnace inspect quality of products composite materials check quality of raw materials polymerisation maintain furnace temperature clean equipment