Operator Extractor: Operates and tends centrifugal extractor that removes moisture, residue or liquids from material. Starts conveyor or blower system that transfers residue solids to rotary drier for further processing. Pushes loaded hand trucks or portable extractor baskets into position at machine or under hoist. Lifts material from hand truck or raises baskets, using chain or electric hoist to load extractor. Distributes material uniformly in extractor baskets to balance load and reduce vibration.
Observes tilt of portable baskets to verify balance when using hoist. Closes cover and starts machine. Unloads materials into hand truck for transfer to subsequent workstation. Cleans and sterilizes equipment, using steam cleaning apparatus. May pump material from storage tanks into centrifuge, or through filter screens, and into power-driven press that separates solids from liquids and extracts moisture from residue solids. May maintain and repair equipment, using hand tools. May unload washing machines. May tend drying machine. (Source: eDOT Job Description) [-] Less
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