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Skip Operator

Control scale cars and skip hoist to transfer raw materials.

What does a Skip Operator do?

Controls scale car and skip hoist to transfer raw materials from storage bins to blast furnace: Moves controls of scale car to position car under chute of storage bin. Pulls lever to open bin filling car with raw materials, such as iron ore, coke, limestone, or sinter. Drives car onto scale to weigh materials in car. Positions car on skip pit and pulls lever to dump contents into skip car. Moves control of skip hoist to transport skip car up inclined ramp and dump contents into charging bell of furnace. Records data, such as number of charges, weight of materials, and stock levels in furnace.