Careers Duties: Grain Feed Mills


List of Career Duties Under Grain Feed Mills Business Sector

Syrup Machine Laborer

  • Collect rejected cans of corn syrup pours contents into strainer that removes impurities
  • Clean work area reservoir of filling machines, using water, brushes and mop
  • Carry cans supplies to machines.

Syrup Mixer

  • Control steam-heated vats to heat mix syrup ingredients, according to formula
  • Compute and weighs specified amounts of ingredients, like corn, beet and cane syrups flavoring and directs Syrup-Mixer Assistant grain-feed mills to dump ingredients into mixing vats
  • Start pumps & agitators to admit steam into heating coils transfer ingredients to vat filled with measured amount of corn syrup
  • Read thermometers turns steam valve to maintain mixture at specified temperature
  • Collect sample of syrup tests to define specific gravity, using hydrometer
  • Start pumps to transfer batch to storage tanks
  • Inspect vats after cleaning by Syrup-Mixer Assistant grain-feed mills to make sure that fermentable residue is removed

Syrup mixer Assistant

  • Empty sacks of ingredients, like cane beet sugar, into mixing vats preparatory to making table syrups
  • Carry containers and materials cleans vats, using steam hose, as instructed by Syrup Mixer grain-feed mills .

Test Baker

  • 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.

Wet Process Assistant Head Miller

  • Sharpen buhrstones in grain grinding mills under direction of Miller, Head, Wet Process grain-feed mills
  • Remove bolts holding buhrstones in mill, using wrench and places stones on workbench, using hoist
  • Brush face of stone with broom
  • Recut floors concentric grooves near center of stone cracks in stone, following original indentations, using air-hammer chisel
  • Brush chips from stone, and replaces it in mill.

Wet Process Head Miller

  • Analyze malfunctions, repairs or replaces parts, and dresses buhrstones to maintain grinding mills in operating condition
  • Align and balances stone grinding wheel, using handtools
  • Cuts foors concentric grooves near center of stone cracks to sharpen stones, using calipers, dividers and airhammer chisel
  • Position stone horizontally in mill, using chain hoist
  • Inspect mills to define malfunction or need for repair or reconditioning
  • Disassemble mill to gain access to worn or damaged parts, replaces shafts other parts, and rebabbits bearings, using micrometer, scrapers, and handtools.

Wet Process Miller

  • Operate fuss and impact mills to crack grind steeped or degerminated grain, like corn or milo, to facilitate separation of starch, bran, and gluten
  • Turn handwheels and moves levers to regulate pinch of buhrs to control flow of grain through gates
  • Open valve to start flow of liquid starch into mill to flush buhrs
  • Feel ground grain to ascertain if specified degree of fineness is attained
  • Signal millhouse workers to make sure continuous flow of materials to from grinding mill
  • May disassemble mill to install new buhrs, using wrenches hoist.

Wheat And Oats Flake Miller

  • Operate drier, huller, separator, steel cutter, cooker, and flake roller machines to produce wheat oats flakes, according to specifications
  • Adjust slides in chutes turns valves to regulate flow of grain to machines
  • Adjust flow of air to dry grain feels grain for defining hulling capability
  • Observe hulling process and adjusts speed of machines that remove separate hulls from oats
  • Turn valves to regulate temperature and moisture in cooker, and adjusts tension on flaking-machine rolls, according to hardness size of grain.

Wheat Cleaner

  • Tend equipment that cleans, moisturizes, and cracks wheat for cereal products, preparatory to cooking
  • Start conveyors to transfer wheat from storage to vibrating screens in grading cleaning units
  • Sets thermostat at specified temperature to heat water used to wash grain increase moisture content to designated value
  • Turn valves and moves controls to regulate flow of water and grain through washer and soaking bin to transfer grain to grinder rolls for cracking
  • Observe process to correct conveyor jamming to open plugged holes in separator screens.

Yield loss Inspector

  • Inspect operating condition of machinery equipment used in manufacture of stock feed, starch, sugar, and liquid sugar products to detect potential sources for loss of product
  • Examine valves, pipe connections, conveyors, pumps and equipment assemblies for potential malfunction cause of leakage, spillage, overflow and excessive dusting
  • Take samples from process streams, like wash water waste disposal lines, to laboratory for test of product content
  • Prepare periodic reports of inspection findings
  • Participate in special studies, like grain moisture and sewer sampling surveys, reviews new sampling methods procedures, and makes suggestions to improve yield loss inspection procedures.

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