What does a Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender do?
Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.
- Read work orders to determine production specifications and information.
- Observe operation of equipment to ensure continuity of flow, safety, and efficient operation, and to detect malfunctions.
- Move controls to start, stop, or adjust machinery and equipment that crushes, grinds, polishes, or blends materials.
- Record data from operations, testing, and production on specified forms.
- Examine materials, ingredients, or products, visually or with hands, to ensure conformance to established standards.
- Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, or products at specified intervals to ensure conformance to requirements.
- Clean, adjust and maintain equipment, using hand tools.
- Notify supervisors of needed repairs.
- Set mill gauges to specified fineness of grind.
- Reject defective products and readjust equipment to eliminate problems.
- Clean work areas.
- Transfer materials, supplies, and products between work areas, using moving equipment and hand tools.
- Dislodge and clear jammed materials or other items from machinery and equipment, using hand tools.
- Inspect chains, belts, or scrolls for signs of wear.
- Tend accessory equipment, such as pumps and conveyors, to move materials or ingredients through production processes.
- Test samples of materials or products to ensure compliance with specifications, using test equipment.
- Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory testing.
- Mark bins as to types of mixtures stored.
- Turn valves to regulate the moisture contents of materials.
- Load materials into machinery and equipment, using hand tools.
- Add or mix chemicals and ingredients for processing, using hand tools or other devices.
- Break mixtures to size, using picks.