Profession Metal production process operator

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Metal production process operators set up, operate or tend machines to extrude or draw metal materials, e.g. into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars or structural shapes.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

Tasks metal production process operator

  • Plan and set up the sequence of operations according to blueprints, layouts or other instructions.
  • Determine setup procedures and select machine dies and parts according to specifications.
  • Load (, unload and reload) the machines with the items to be treated.
  • Operate machines, e.g. set controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings and temperature.
  • Monitor machine operation, e.g. to detect defects or machine malfunctions.
  • Adjust machines as necessary (e.g. speed or feed), for example in case of defects, malfunctioning, or to alter products.
  • Examine completed work by comparing with specified tolerance limits using micrometers, gauges and other precision measuring instruments.
  • Reel extruded products into rolls of specified lengths and weights.
  • Maintain and make minor repairs to the machines.
  • Prepare the machines for repair.

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