Tend mixing machines to finish mixing of matchhead compounds.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Compound Finishers do?
Tends mixing machine to finish mixing of matchhead compound to produce mixture of specified viscosity: Lifts kettles of compounds from cart onto mixer with hoist. Starts mixer and pours dye solution into compound. Sets thermostat or opens valve to admit steam into jacket around kettle to heat compound if specified, and verifies temperature with thermometer. Fills graduated dipper with compound and times flow of compound from dipper with stopwatch to test viscosity. Adds specified ingredient according to test results until viscosity is correct.
Should I be a Compound Finisher?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
Also known as:
How to become a Compound Finisher
Most Compound Finishers 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.
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