Visit factories to make sure that employees and work areas are safe.
Repairs and replaces canvas, leather, or rubber belts used to drive machinery and convey materials: Examines belts for defects and cuts out defective sections, using knife. Cuts strip of unused belting material, using knife. Clamps metal fasteners to ends of belt, using pincers, or splices ends of belt, using splicing machine. Positions repaired belt on pulleys. Applies dressing compound to belt to prevent slippage. May patch and sew defective areas of belts, using needle and thread. May specialize in repairing conveyor belts and be designated Conveyor-Belt Repairer.