Deflash and Wash Operator

Tend equipment that clean and remove rubber flash from resistor ladders.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

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What do Deflash and Wash Operators do?

Tends equipment that automatically removes rubber flash from resistor ladders and cleans ladders: Loads resistor ladders into feed chute of machine and starts machine that automatically conveys resistor ladders through abrading chamber that removes flash from ladders. Visually inspects ladders to ensure that flash has been removed. Turns knob to adjust conveyor speed, if necessary, to increase or decrease abrading time. Clears jams on conveyor, using tweezers. Hits chamber of machine with mallet to loosen packed plastic abrading beads. Removes deflashed resistor ladders from conveyor, by hand, and places ladders in wire basket for subsequent cleaning and rinsing. Hangs basket of ladders on travel arm of wash equipment and starts equipment that ultrasonically cleans and rinses deflashed ladders in chemical baths.


Should I be a Deflash and Wash Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Dehydrator

    How to Become a
    Deflash and Wash Operator

    Most Deflash and Wash Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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