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Bed Operator

Tend equipment that transfer rolled steel shapes to cooling beds.

What does a Bed Operator do?

Tends equipment that transfers rolled steel shapes, such as blooms, billets, rails, and pipe from processing lines to cooling beds: Presses controls to raise roll stop, start conveyor, and position material opposite specified cooling bed. Pulls levers to start pusher straightedge and dog-chain that shoves material off conveyor line onto cooling bed. Moves controls of dog-chain to pull cooled material from bed onto cradle or transfer car. Records number and type of object cooled. May assist other workers in making roll and hot saw blade changes and in repairing, replacing, or adjusting mill equipment.