Profession paper pulp moulding operator
Paper pulp moulding operators tend a machine that moulds paper pulp in various shapes, usually for use in lightweight but sturdy packaging material, such as egg boxes.
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- Types of moulded fibres
Field of information which distinguishes different kinds of moulded fibres such as thickwall, transfer moulded, thermoformed, and processed fibre types.
- Types of pulp
Kinds of pulp are distinguished based on their fibre type and the specific chemical processes through which they were created.
- 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.
- Wear appropriate protective gear
Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.
- Monitor pulp quality
Avoid lesser quality and lower grades of recycled paper and pulp by keeping an eye open for stickies, plastics, colour, unbleached fibres, brightness, and dirt.
- Perform test run
Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.
Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.
- Monitor conveyor belt
Monitor the flow of the work pieces on the conveyor belt as they are processed by the machine to ensure optimal productivity.
- 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.
- Supply machine
Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.
- 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.
- Operate pulp moulding machine
Shape paperboard flats by using formation moulds, which vacuum pulp and windsoft the excess material. Transfer the materials to a conveyor belt. Apply waterproof lubricants so the flats won't stick to the mould and put the flats in an oven, after which the rigid material is stacked and made ready to be packaged.
- Work safely with machines
Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.
- Maintain mould parts
Carry out minor repair tasks and maintenance of moulds and mould parts.
- Use moulding techniques
Apply moulding techniques.
Optional knowledge and skillsinspect quality of products prepare production reports keep records of work progress tend packaging machines record production data for quality control operate pulper report defective manufacturing materials test paper production samples adjust curing ovens clean moulds grade pulp select mould types maintain recycling records concentrate pulp slurry feed pulp mixing vat dispose of non-hazardous waste coordinate shipments of recycling materials consult technical resources perform machine maintenance monitor gauge deinking processes extract products from moulds
Source: Sisyphus ODB