Make sure automated machinery is programmed and running properly.
Tends kiln that develops color of pigments used in making paints and glass enamels: Moves controls to set automatic heat regulator that maintains specified temperature in kiln. Adjusts gas burners in kiln, using handtools, and lights pilot flames and burners. Raises kiln bed or signals CALCINE FURNACE LOADER to raise kiln bed, containing pigments, into kiln and to remove bed from kiln after specified time. May fill and empty saggers [CALCINE FURNACE LOADER]. May tend crusher that breaks calcined chunks of pigment into smaller particles. May tend auxiliary equipment, such as coaler, conveyor systems, pump, and rotary vacuum filter.