Acetylene Cylinder Packing Mixer

Tend machines that form absorbent packing for compressed acetylene gas.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Acetylene Cylinder Packing Mixers do?

Tends mixing machine, autoclave, and drier to mix, pack, solidify, and dry asbestos, dirt, charcoal, lime, water, and other ingredients to form absorbent packing for compressed acetylene gas: Meters out water and powdered ingredients, and dumps them into mixer. Starts agitator to mix ingredients for specified period of time. Opens chute to transfer mixture to vibrator. Clamps cylinders to vibrator, and connects funnels and packing rods to cylinders. Starts vibrator and rods that sift and pack mixture into cylinders. Weighs cylinders to ascertain amount of mixture packed. Rolls cylinders into autoclave, and turns valve to specified pressure level to solidify packing. Rolls cylinders into drier, and turns thermostat to heat cylinders. Installs valves and safety plugs on cylinders, and places them on scale. Connects acetone feedlines to cylinders, using handtools, and turns valves to fill cylinders with acetone, according to specifications.

Should I be an Acetylene Cylinder Packing Mixer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become an
    Acetylene Cylinder Packing Mixer

    Most Acetylene Cylinder Packing Mixers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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