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Kiln Operator

DOT Code: 513.565-010

Industry: smelt. & refin.

Tends battery of rotary kilns in which hydrated alumina is calcined: Moves levers and switches to start kilns and regulate their speed. Adjusts controls to regulate temperature, pressure, and rate of flow of oil, gas, air, flue gases, and steam vapor. Directs Dewaterer Operator (smelt. & refin.) in regulating flow of hydrated alumina into kilns. Turns valves to adjust water supply to cooler coils, kiln trunnions, and water-cooled bearings. Inspects kilns, carriages, and drive mechanisms for signs of faulty operation or overheating. Keeps log of operational data, such as air temperature and oil or gas pressure. May lubricate valves and adjust packing glands to prevent leaks. May tend air slides and bucket elevators to convey alumina to storage bins.

GOE: 06.02.10 STRENGTH: L GED: R3 M1 L2 SVP: 4 DLU: 77