Check production speed and quality on many types of automated machines.
Operates roughing mill stands under direction of ROUGHER to reduce steel billets, blooms, or slabs to specified dimensions: Starts roughing rolls and auxiliary equipment, such as conveyor tables, scalebreaker, and water sprays. Signals CHARGER OPERATOR to discharge metal object from furnace preparatory to rolling. Moves controls to position metal on conveyor and guide it into rolls. Adjusts controls to regulate scalebreaker and water sprays that remove scale from metal. Installs guides in roughing stands and removes cobbles from rolling line. May assist other workers to change rolls, drag scrap, and pull spanners when mill is down.