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Automatic Wheel-Line Operator

Control series of machines to machine cast railroad car wheels.

What does an Automatic Wheel-Line Operator do?

Controls series of machines to machine cast railroad car wheels to specifications: Changes chucks, boring bar, and cutting tools according to specifications on production orders, using handtools. Pushes buttons on console panel to start machines that perform threading, flanging, boring, inspecting, and other operations to finish wheels. Observes action of machines and transfer stations to detect malfunctions. Examines machined surfaces of wheels at specified stations to detect defective cutting tools.