Forming Yardage Control Operator

Control temperature of bushings on fiberglass forming machines.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

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What do Forming Yardage Control Operators do?

Controls temperature of bushings and speed of winders on fiberglass forming machines to maintain specified yardage per pound in sliver: Monitors bushing control panels, temperature charts, and indicators to determine if temperature of furnace bushings, molten glass over bushings, forehearths, and canals meet specifications. Obtains test skein of sliver from TEST-SKEIN WINDER and dries skein for specified time in electric furnace. Weighs dried test skein to obtain weight in grams and converts weight to yards per pound to determine deviations from specifications, using yardage conversion chart. Turns digital dial on bushing control panel to regulate temperature of bushings. Tests voltage on compensator units that vary speed of collets, using voltage meter. Determines bushing temperature specified for voltage reading from table and turns button to set temperature and regulate speed of collet. Records data, such as shift, crew, date, time of temperature reading, time of yardage reading, type of sliver produced, temperatures, and adjustments made, in yardage control log.

Should I be a Forming Yardage Control Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Yardage Control Operator, Yardage Control Operator, Forming

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    Forming Yardage Control Operator

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