Retort or Condenser Press Operator

Operate presses to mold fire-clay retorts or condensers.

What does a Retort or Condenser Press Operator do?

Operates mechanical or hydraulic press to mold fire-clay retorts or condensers used in smelting zinc ores: Packs plastic mixture of fire-clay into mold of press and closes mold. Pulls lever to actuate ram which forces clay into all parts of mold. Removes molded retort or condenser from press. Places protective jacket around retort or condenser, and puts it into drying chamber for seasoning.