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

Knowledge

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

Skills

  • Monitor automated machines

    Continuously check up on the automated machine's set-up and execution or make regular control rounds. If necessary, record and interpret data on the operating conditions of installations and equipment in order to identify abnormalities.

  • Use personal protection equipment

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

  • Set up the controller of a machine

    Set up and give commands to a machine by dispatching the appropriate data and input into the (computer) controller corresponding with the desired processed product.

  • Remove bead straps

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

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Monitor bushings

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Consult technical resources

    Read and interpret such technical resources such as digital or paper drawings and adjustment data in order to properly set up a machine or working tool, or to assemble mechanical equipment.

  • 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.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • 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

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