Cartridge Processor


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Menominee, MI - (USA) 833 1st Street MI Menominee , MI 49858



Job Description

* Processes all cartridges received from distribution by visually checking each cartridge for body damage, removing the shipping cap with a pneumatic hand drill, removing cartridge seals, and using a variety of gauges, checks plug diameter, seal depth, and thread wear. Determines if these cartridges can be reused.

* Counts and sorts all cartridges received and verify those cartridges returned with a packing slip. Checks and corrects packing list for accuracy. Verifies customer counts to determine if returned cartridges are Ansul product. If not, scrap credit is not issued.

* Hand loads pressurized cartridges into a test tank containing heated water and places plastic caps over the cartridges. Observes each cartridge for traces of leakage, on removal from tank, separates leakers from cartridges going on to other operations. Raises and lowers test tank floors to adjust for different size cartridges.

* Record (by size) the number of cartridges processed and the number of cartridges requiring the rework of scrapping. Identifies the reasons why cartridges leak in test tanks, and records the number of leakers (according to size).

* Operates buffing machine to remove old paint.

* Performs necessary rework on refill or reject cartridges.

* Performs minor maintenance and troubleshoots machine.

* Operates a cartridge-stamping machine by changing fixtures to accommodate various cartridges, changing head stamps and adjusting weight stamp for each cartridge. Adjusts air pressure to insure proper stamp depth and records type of cartridge and number sequence of cartridges stamped.

* Visually checks cartridges for pitting, thread damage, etc. Prepares cartridges for filling operation by selecting the proper cartridge seals for assembly, dipping seals into oil and starting seal into cartridge threads by hand. Uses a pneumatic wrench to tighten. Occasionally uses a wrench to remove burrs from cartridge threads. Wire brushes cartridges.

* Weigh cartridges and insures that weight falls within the appropriate range.

* Mixes paint by adding three different ingredients according to paint manufacturer's specifications.

* Prepares cartridges for shipment by weighing the cartridges and applying the appropriate decals.

* Sets up and operates heat sensitive wrapping machine for cartridges.

* Packages cartridge in individual and master cartons.

* Performs housekeeping and other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.