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Flying Shear Operator

Set up and operate mill equipment to cut steel products.

What does a Flying Shear Operator do?

Sets up and operates mill equipment, such as flying shear, guides, and crop or entry gates, to cut steel products to specified lengths: Reads production schedule to determine setup or adjustment of equipment. Installs knives in shear and guides on roll stands, using handtools and sledge. Turns rheostats to adjust cutting action of shear according to specified length of product. Starts shear and moves controls to raise and lower pinch rolls, adjusts guides, and opens and closes shear gates. Assists other workers in roll changes and in removing cobbles from rolling line.