Steam Box Operator
Tend retorts that steam woodstocks to make it pliable.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Steam Box Operators do?
Tends retort that steams woodstock to make it pliable: Places stock into retort or loads stock on conveyor or car that conveys material into retort. Turns lever to seal retort door and turns valve to admit steam into retort. Observes pressure gauge and informs SUPERVISOR, MACHINING if pressure varies from standards. Removes steamed stock from retort and conveys stock to succeeding work station. May remove steamed stock from retort and place it in jigs to dry and cool.
Should I be a Steam Box Operator?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
Also known as:
Stave Steamer, Steam-Frame Operator
How to become a Steam Box Operator
Most Steam Box Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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