Dumper: A description for the dumper job

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Dumper – Bulk loader Dumps materials, for example coal, chemicals, flue dust, grain, ore, sugar, and salt, into and from railway cars, trucks, or other vehicles, according to specific instructions: Positions and blocks vehicles by signaling LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER (transportation industry) 910.363-014 or TRUCK DRIVER, HEAVY (industry) 905.663-014, or by using winch and car jack or powered tractor to spot cars and set brakes. Positions spout, chute, and conveyor over or into car, truck, bin, or storage pile, and opens slide in spout or chute to start flow of material into or from vehicles. Positions vehicle over storage bin and opens air valve, side door, or car hopper door, starts conveyors, pneumatic conveyors, or elevators, and adjusts dampers to feed materials to specified bin. May also use power scoop to pull grain from car into receiving chute. May also collect grain sample, using probe. May also drive truck onto ramp, secure it with blocks, and attach hook from electric hoist to front end of trailer or truck and push button to activate hoist or move lever of hydraulic lift to elevate front end of truck as tailgate is opened to dump material. May also vibrate hopper to facilitate flow into slurry pit, using airhammer. May also open solvent tank valve and start pump to wash and transfer residue of materials to saturator and other tanks. May also observe pressure gauges and adjust valves to maintain specified pumping pressure. May also record car identifying information, for example weight and volume of material loaded and number of cars dumped or filled. May also be designated according to kind of vehicle unloaded as Car Dumper (industry), according to kind of material unloaded as Grain Unloader (feed industry), or according to type of equipment used as Spout Positioner (industry), Wincher (industry).

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