Tip-Out Worker

Remove concrete pipes from steam-curing chamber.

What does a Tip-Out Worker do?

Removes concrete pipes from steam-curing chamber, with assistance of another worker, using hydraulic lifting device: Presses button to activate chain mechanism that conveys kiln cars containing cured pipes from curing chamber into position under lifting device. Presses button to activate lifting device that lowers, grips, and lifts pipes from vertical to horizontal position on kiln car. Strikes metal pallets around bell end of pipes to remove pallet from pipes, using sledgehammer. Rolls pipes from kiln cars onto metal rack to facilitate transporting of pipes to storage yard. Removes couplings that join kiln cars, pushes kiln cars onto chain conveyor, and activates conveyor to return cars and pallets to pipe making section.