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Shrinking Machine Operator

Tend machines that knead fur cones to interlock fibers.

What does a Shrinking Machine Operator do?

Tends machine that kneads fur cones to interlock fibers and shrink cones by either of following methods: Positions cones on belt that moves cones beneath water sprinkler pipes, between rollers, and onto second belt that returns cones to worker. Measures cones, using ruler. Repeats process until cone has shrunk to size specified. Places cones in machine cylinder and turns handle to fill cylinder with hot water, or pours acid-water solution into tank. Starts agitators that knead and tumble cones to interlock fibers and shrink cone. Measures cones, using ruler. Repeats process until cone has shrunk to specified size. May stretch cones to specified sizes, using wire frame.