3135-Metal production process controllers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Metal production process controllers
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Job Description: 
Metal production process controllers operate and monitor multi-function process control machinery and equipment to control the processing of metal converting and refining furnaces, metal-rolling mills, metal heat- treating, or metal-extrusion plant.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) co-ordinating and monitoring the operation of a particular aspect of metal processing production through control panels, computer terminals or other control systems, usually from a central control room
  • (b) operating multi-function central process control machinery to grind, separate, filter, melt, roast, treat, refine or otherwise process metals
  • (c) observing computer printouts, video monitors and gauges to verify specified processing conditions and to make necessary adjustments
  • (d) co-ordinating and supervising production crew such as machine and process operators, assistants and helpers
  • (e) starting up and shutting down the production system in cases of emergency or as required by schedule
  • (f) providing and organising training for members of production crew
  • (g) maintaining shift log of production and other data and preparing production and other reports.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Blast furnace operator
- Central control caster
- Metal processing control operator
- Rolling mill control operator


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Ladle pourer - 8121
- Steel roller - 8121
- Metal finishing machine operator - 8122

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