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Beater Operator

Tend machines that cut strands of nitrocotton or pyrocotton into segments.

What does a Beater Operator do?

Tends machine that cuts strands of nitrocotton or pyrocotton into smaller segments for processing: Pumps nitrocotton slurry to feed tanks, starts beater blades, and opens valves to force slurry against blades. Turns handwheel to adjust speed of blades during operation according to gauge reading and process specifications, to produce uniformly beaten product. Pumps beaten slurry over sieve to remove water. Submits samples of batch to laboratory for approval of product texture. Starts agitators in tub to loosen nitrocotton and pumps it into poaching tubs for removal of impurities.