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Acetylene Plant Operator

Tend generating equipment that converts calcium-carbide into acetylene gas.

What does an Acetylene Plant Operator do?

Tends generating equipment that processes calcium-carbide crystals and water into acetylene gas: Turns valves, level gauge, and thermostat to raise and heat water to prescribed level and temperature in generator. Dumps specified quantity of calcium-carbide crystals into hopper, bolts in cover, and starts generator. Opens hopper gate and starts vibrator that sifts crystals into generator. Records amount of time consumed during operation and cylinder shipping data. May tend compressor. May ascertain level of acidity or alkalinity of gas with litmus paper, and test filled cylinders for leaks by brushing on chemical solution. May fill cylinders with compressed gas [CYLINDER FILLER].