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Carbon and Graphite Brush Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to grind, mill, and secure shunt leads.

What does a Carbon and Graphite Brush Machine Operator do?

Sets up and operates automatic machines to grind, mill, and secure shunt leads to carbon and graphite brushes: Reviews work orders to determine size, type, and number of brushes to be produced. Installs grinding wheels, cutting blades, and tamping tools on machine shafts and turns setscrews to adjust cutting and grinding mechanisms and width guides according to specifications, using handtools. Observes panelboard to detect and remove jammed brushes. Verifies dimensions of brushes, using micrometer, calipers, and ruler. May be designated according to machine operated as Concaving-Machine Operator; Heading-Machine Operator; Tamping-Machine Operator.