Make sure automated machinery is programmed and running properly.
Tends high-pressure heating equipment that removes internal solvent bubbles from nitrocellulose rod stock: Loads precut rods into cylinder chamber. Turns valves to fill cylinder with hot water and admit steam into cylinder jacket. Observes gauges and turns valves to regulate temperature and pressure. Turns valves to drain water, reduce pressure, and refill cylinder with coolant to set softened and compressed stock. Drains coolant from cylinder and removes debubblized rods from cylinder chamber. Records number and type of rods processed.