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Manipulator

Operate manipulators and entry guide mechanisms.

What does a Manipulator do?

Operates manipulator and entry guide mechanism from pulpit of rolling mill to position ingots or blooms for entry into rolls of mill: Moves levers to transfer ingot from entrance table onto entrance conveyor, and to align side guards that guide ingot into rolls. Pushes controls that cause fingers of manipulator to turn ingot after each pass. Assists rolling mill crew in roll changes and repairs, using handtools.