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Stem Processing Machine Operator

Tend bench machines that automatically fabricate pipestems.

What does a Stem Processing Machine Operator do?

Tends bench machine that automatically fabricates pipestems for corncob pipes: Examines wooden dowels for cracks and chips, and discards defective dowels. Positions dowel in holding device of stem processing machine. Presses button to start machine that automatically shapes dowel to form pipestem, bores airhole in stem, and taps ferrule onto stem. May dip end of pipestem in glue, tap stem into pipe bowl, and apply decal to pipe bowl [ASSEMBLER, CORNCOB PIPES].