Make sure automated machinery is programmed and running properly.
Tends equipment that burns condensed black liquor into black ash: Turns valves to regulate spray of black liquor into cyclone drier and flow of air through drier to dry black liquor to specified concentration. Determines moisture content of liquor, using moisture testing equipment. As directed, turns rheostat to adjust mechanism in mixing tank to feed salt cake into black liquor prior to burning. Turns valves as directed to channel steam into evaporators or into main line. Pushes steam lance through boiler tubes or turns crank that rotates steam jets through boiler to blow out soot and sludge. Scrapes sludge from interior of furnace, using scraper and rake.