Check production speed and quality on many types of automated machines.
Controls gas or oil fired soaking pit or reheating furnaces to heat sheets, blooms, billets, and slabs to specified rolling temperature: Ignites furnace burners with torch, and turns valves to regulate flow of fuel and air to burners. Signals CHARGER OPERATOR 504.665-014 to charge steel into furnace. Reads dials and gauges, observes color of steel in furnace, and adjusts controls to maintain specified temperature in furnace. May assist workers in repairing, replacing, or adjusting furnace equipment and burners, using handtools.