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Assistant Refinery Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control semiautomatic refinery equipment to convert starch into liquid sugars concentrate sugars to specific density
  • Control pumps flow of materials through converters, neutralizers and evaporators, as instructed
  • Operate equipment manually during breakdowns [Converter Operator grain-feed mills , Neutralizer grain-feed mills ]
  • Observe instruments to detect equipment malfunctions reports readings to Refinery Operator grain-feed mills
  • Observe equipment to detect correct fluid leakage or spillage
  • Test sample of product to verify specific gravity, acid strength, and filtration, using hydrometer other standard test equipment
  • Adds acids or alkalies to neutralize converted sugar liquors, and verifies concentration, using pH meter.

Automatic Corn grinder Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend semiautomatic machine that crushes rolls cooked corn into dough for use in various prepared food products
  • Start machine and moves controls to set speed of grinder screws & clearance of spreader rollers to produce dough of specified texture thickness
  • Finger handful of dough to verify texture fineness of grind
  • Move controls to synchronize conveyor speed with machine action, maintaining dough supply at efficient level for production of food products by other workers.

Automatic Dry starch Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control equipment that produces dry starch products from raw starch, and tests product for adherence to specifications
  • Dump bags of chemicals into mixing tanks and turns valves to admit fluids to prepare slurries for treating raw starch
  • Regulate material flow and starts controls pumps, heaters, agitators, shakers, filters, driers and related equipment, following standard procedures
  • Monitor gauges recording instruments to make sure standard operating conditions
  • Direct other workers in operating equipment in event of malfunction
  • Obtain samples of product at various stages of process to test for viscosity, acidity, and specific gravity, using viscometer, pH meter, and hydrometer
  • Record instrument readings other data on daily log.

Baker Laboratory Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Bake loaves of bread to verify adherence of blended flour to specifications
  • Weigh equal portions of test flour standard flour
  • Mix flour & other ingredients makes batch of dough from each flour
  • Record mixing formula and observes water absorption kneading qualities of each batch to make sure that flour conforms to specifications
  • Examine and compares baked loaves for uniformity of color texture
  • Weigh each loaf records weights
  • May prepare written reports of findings.

Baker Test Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Bake loaves of bread to verify adherence of blended flour to specifications
  • Weigh equal portions of test flour standard flour
  • Mix flour & other ingredients makes batch of dough from each flour
  • Record mixing formula and observes water absorption kneading qualities of each batch to make sure that flour conforms to specifications
  • Examine and compares baked loaves for uniformity of color texture
  • Weigh each loaf records weights
  • May prepare written reports of findings.

Batch mixer Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machines that mix stock or poultry feed according to formula conveys it to packing machine or storage
  • Dump specified number of sacks of meal, mash, grain and meat scrap into machine hopper, or presses buttons on control panel to transfer individual ingredients from separate bins to batch scale hopper until specified weight of each ingredient is obtained
  • Weigh additives, like minerals vitamins and dumps them into hopper
  • Start machine to mix ingredients, and starts elevators conveyors to transfer feed to storage tanks or packing machine hoppers
  • May match color of mix with standard sample by adjusting automatic feeder controls to regulate amount of ingredient in mix
  • May adjust nozzles, rheostat, or steam controls to spray heated molasses onto feed
  • May record weight of feed mixed or ingredients used
  • May be designated according to type of feed mixed as Dairy-Feed-Mixing Operator grain-feed mills , Poultry-Feed-Mixer Operator grain-feed mills , or according to ingredient mixed with feed as Limer grain-feed mills , Molasses-Feed Mixer grain-feed mills
  • May tend machines that automatically weigh out specified amounts of mash and grain prior to mixing with ingredients be designated Feeder Operator, Automatic grain-feed mills .

Batch tank Controller Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend equipment to maintain specific gravity of starch suspensions emerging from filter machines and starch-flushing system, and transfers solution for conversion into sugar glucose
  • Dips sample from breaker tank tests for specific gravity, using hydrometer
  • Turn valves to return suspension for reflushing if density does not meet standards
  • Start tank agitators to prevent starch from settling
  • Turn valves starts pumps to transfer solution to storage tanks.

Blender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machines that blend sift flour, and conveyors that carry flour between machines
  • Start screw conveyors or turns valves on feed chutes to transfer flour from storage bins to mixing machine, or dumps designated bags of flour into hopper of machine
  • Start machine to mix flour & pulls lever to open gate allow blended flour to flow from machine
  • Start separator that sifts mixed flour to remove lumps
  • Start conveyors that transfer blended sifted flour to packing machine.

Blending Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in blending various grades of flour into blends and mixing blends with cooking ingredients to prepare self-rising flour premixes
  • Confer with plant management and other supervisors to plan daily production coordinate blending department activities with other departments
  • Inventory storage bins & packaging hoppers for defining priority of blends availability of grades for blending
  • Turn knobs on blending equipment to set blending meters for scheduled grades of flour to be produced
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Bone char Kiln Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control kilns to reclaim char activated carbon used in filtering corn syrups
  • Turn valve to admit gas to kilns
  • Specify to Bone-Char Kiln Tender chemical temperature to maintain in kiln
  • Read pyrometers to verify temperature
  • Observe operation of char conveyors to prevent spillage
  • Collect replaces temperature-recording graphs
  • Patch flues, plugs up retorts, and replaces broken or worn parts in kiln.



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