Make sure automated machinery is programmed and running properly.
Tends rotary furnace that roasts sulfur or other materials to liberate gases for use in processing chemical products: Weighs materials to be roasted and scoops or dumps specified quantity into furnace hopper. Starts revolution of furnace, consisting of hollow cylinder mounted between power-driven rollers. Observes thermometer and turns fuel or steam valves to maintain specified temperature in furnace and efficient roasting of materials. Shuts down furnace after roasting is completed and assists other workers in cleaning and preparing furnace for subsequent operation. May adjust and repair furnace, using handtools. When roasting sulfur for use in production of sulfuric acid, is designated Sulfur Burner.