Gettering Filament Machine Operator

Tend machines that spray or dip tungsten wires with chemicals.

What does a Gettering Filament Machine Operator do?

Tends machine that sprays or dips tungsten wires with chemical used to burn off residual air and moisture in electric light bulbs: Fills receptacle of machine with getter. Starts machine that sprays or dips getter onto tungsten filaments. Observes application of getter to ensure uniformity and to prevent distortion. May weigh specified quantity of filaments and calculate number, using slide rule and known weight of single unit. May place tray with coated filaments in oven to dry.