Weigher Operator

Weigh out specified amounts of dried and fluffed cotton linters.

What does a Weigher Operator do?

Weighs out specified amounts of dried and fluffed cotton linters prior to nitrating process in manufacture of smokeless powder: Rakes dried cotton linters into weigh cans, removing dust clusters and inadequately processed cotton. Moves weigh cans along overhead monorail to section of rail connected with scales. Adds or removes linters to obtain specified weight. Pushes weigh cans along monorail to drive chain which conveys cans to next operation. May regulate drier temperature and speed of conveyor [CONTINUOUS-LINTER-DRIER OPERATOR]. May combine specified amount of acid and preweighed amount of cellulose in dipping pot in which they react chemically to produce nitrocellulose.