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Hydraulic Strainer Operator

Operate hydraulic filter machines to remove foreign matter from plastics.

What does a Hydraulic Strainer Operator do?

Operates hydraulic filter machine to remove foreign matter from plastics material: Cuts plastics dough into slabs, using knife, or rolls material into lump and packs it into cylinder. Selects and installs wire and cloth strainers and die heads in machine, according to type and form of material, using handtools. Adjusts controls of hydraulic ram, according to pressure gauge reading, and starts machine to force material through strainers. Cleans strainers, die head, and machine cylinder, using brushes, scrapers, and solvents. Records amounts and type of dough strained.