Profession lime kiln operator
Lime kiln operators control equipment that burns limestone to produce lime or carbon dioxide. They control the flow of the materials, fuel, and air and observe the material flow, air, temperature, fuel charts, and oxygen gauges and make adjustments if necessary. They also keep production records.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Produce slaked lime
Produce slaked lime by transfering the quicklime from the storage tank to the dissolvation tanks where quicklime is mixed with water.
- Optimise production processes parameters
Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.
- Control limestone flow
Control the flow of limestone by adjusting the scale of flow into the kiln using rheostats.
- Tend lime-kiln
Tend the lime-kiln and related equipment to burn limestone in order to produce carbon dioxide or lime.
- Prepare chemical samples
Prepare the specific samples such as gas, liquid or solid samples in order for them to be ready for analysis, labeling and storing samples according to specifications.
- Handle hot limestone
Handle hot limestone by scooping it using a shovel in order to prepare the samples to be analysed.
- Transfer quicklime
Transfer the quicklime through the conveyors.
- Manage kiln ventilation
Managing a product specific and energy efficient kiln ventilation.
- Write batch record documentation
Write reports on the manufactured batches history taking into account the raw data, tests performed and compliance to GMP of each batch of product.
Optional knowledge and skillsmaneuver stone blocks manage waste mechanics operate forklift perform kiln maintenance maintain equipment ensure operability of protective equipment personal protective equipment tend drawing kiln
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