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Metal production process controllers





Metal production process controllers operate and monitor multi-function process control machinery and equipment to control the processing of metal converting and refining furnaces, metal-rolling mills, metal heat-treating or metal-extrusion plant.
Tasks include -
(a) coordinating and monitoring the operation of a particular aspect of metal processing production through control panels, computer terminals or other control systems, usually from a central control room;
(b) operating multi-function central process control machinery to grind, separate, filter, melt, roast, treat, refine or otherwise process metals;
(c) observing computer printouts, video monitors and gauges to verify specified processing conditions and to make necessary adjustments;
(d) coordinating and supervising production crew such as machine and process operators, assistants and helpers;
(e) starting up and shutting down the production system in cases of emergency or as required by schedule;
(f) providing and organizing training for members of production crews;
(g) maintaining shift logs of production and other data and preparing production and other reports.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Blast furnace operator
- Central control caster
- Rolling mill control operator
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Ladle pourer - 8121
- Steel roller - 8121
- Metal finishing machine operator - 8122

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