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Exhauster Engineer

Operate turbo-blowers or steam-driven exhausters.

What does an Exhauster Engineer do?

Operates turbo-blower or steam-driven exhausters and pumps to draw gas resulting from baking of coal through coolers, and into byproducts and benzol-refining plants: Reads pressure and vacuum gauges, thermometers, and flowmeters, and turns hand valves or regulates speed of exhausters and pumps to maintain specified temperatures and pressures. Inspects and repairs equipment, using handtools. Lubricates equipment. Pumps surplus gas to outside consumers [GAS-PUMPING-STATION OPERATOR]. Cleans equipment. Records temperatures and pressures at various process stations. May remove ammonium sulfate from gas [SATURATOR OPERATOR].