Check production speed and quality on many types of automated machines.
Sets up and operates rolling mill to reduce dimensions of cold strip metal preparatory to processing metal into springs: Clamps roll of strip metal on reel stand and threads end of strip through series of machine guides and pressure rolls. Turns screws to adjust pressure of rollers or presses buttons to regulate reduction of strip to specified gauge. Starts machine, and moves lever to control rate of feed and tension of strip through mill. Stops machine and measures thickness of strip, using micrometer or by observing automatic gauge indicator. Resets roll pressure to reduce strip to specified thickness. May reshape and reduce steel wire.