Conveyor Operators & Tenders
Also called: Chain Puller, Chipper Operator, Debarker Operator, Process Operator
In the Marine Corps: Packaging Specialist; Warehouse Clerk
What they do:Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.
On the job, you would:
- Position deflector bars, gates, chutes, or spouts to divert flow of materials from one conveyor onto another conveyor.
- Weigh or measure materials and products, using scales or other measuring instruments, or read scales on conveyors that continually weigh products, to verify specified tonnages and prevent overloads.
- Manipulate controls, levers, and valves to start pumps, auxiliary equipment, or conveyors, and to adjust equipment positions, speeds, timing, and material flows.
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities
Education and Training
Math and Science
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Industrial control software
Data base user interface and query software
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
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