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Lead Oxide Mill Tender

Tend continuous oxide mills that convert pig lead into lead oxide.

What does a Lead Oxide Mill Tender do?

Tends continuous oxide mill and auxiliary equipment that converts pig lead into lead oxide used in manufacture of storage battery paste: Ignites furnace burner and loads pig lead into kettle that automatically melts lead and pours molten lead into machine that shapes lead into balls and discharges balls into storage bin. Rakes specified number of lead balls into mill that converts lead balls into lead oxide powder. Observes temperature and weight gauges, and turns valve to add coolant to mill as needed. Opens chute to release powder into barrel when milling is completed. Weighs and tests powder to determine percentage of oxidation, using reagents, gram scale, and other testing equipment. Reprocesses powder not meeting specifications. Records test results and amount of lead oxide powder milled.