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Automatic Vulcanizing Lead Operator

Operate machines that automatically vulcanize lengths of rubber hoses.

What does an Automatic Vulcanizing Lead Operator do?

Operates machine that automatically vulcanizes continuous lengths of rubber hose: Pulls wire protruding from end of hose and bends hose into hook to attach several lengths of hose to provide continuous feed to vulcanizer. Moves controls of machine to specified settings to regulate temperature, pressure, feed rate, and vulcanizing time. Lubricates, adjusts, and makes running repairs to machine, using grease gun, welding equipment, and handtools. Records hose footage processed and vulcanizing time in production log. Transfers filled boxes of vulcanized hose to inspection department, using handtruck.