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Batch Mixer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend mixer that compounds cleaning powder
  • Open valves to admit specified quantities of ingredients into mixer or weighs dumps ingredients into mixer, using scale
  • Press button or moves lever to activate mixer that blends ingredients for designated time
  • Stop machine opens valve to discharge cleaning powder into storage bins
  • May draw sample of blended ingredients for laboratory analysis
  • May keep production log.

Centrifuge Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend centrifuge and auxiliary equipment that washes dries slurry solution, formed during making of soap, to recover glycerin-free salt
  • Test sample of slurry from decantation tank for salt content to define rate of flow of solution into centrifuge hopper, using testing instruments, like hydrometer
  • Turn valve to run slurry into centrifuge presses switch to start machine
  • Observe gauges to verify rate of flow adjusts thermostat to regulate temperature of water in centrifuge
  • Open valves to fill drums or silo with salt flakes
  • Turn valve to discharge liquid into holding tanks
  • May dissolve salt in liquid to make brine perform specific gravity test, using hydrometer.

Copra Processor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend battery of machines that grind and filter copra dried coconut meat into coconut oil meal
  • Turn valves to regulate flow of steam that heats crushing machine to specified temperature
  • Start conveyors, crushing machines and expeller signals worker to start feeding copra into feed hoppers
  • Feel ground copra to make sure that texture conforms to specifications
  • Observe oil flowing from expeller for presence of excess solids, and feels coconut meal to define if meal contains excessive oil
  • Observe gauges clarity of oil leaving filter presses to define if pressure inside filters is within specified limits
  • Transfer oil to standby filter presses when clarity or pressure deviates from prescribed standards
  • Record oil meal production in log.

Crutcher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machines that mix specified quantities types of liquid, powder, and paste ingredients to form slurry for processing into soap products, like bars, flakes, chips, and granules
  • Pull slide from discharge chute of hopper to admit preweighed dry materials into tank, or shovels preweighed solid ingredients into tank
  • Open valves to add specified amount of water, paste, or steam
  • Start agitator to mix materials for prescribed period of time
  • Observe gauge adjusts valves to maintain specified temperature
  • Weigh and dumps specified additional ingredients or adjusts scale tank pumps in additional ingredients
  • Turn valve to pump completed batch to booster tank, or shovels completed batch into wheelbarrow
  • Draw sample of slurry for laboratory analysis
  • Record number of batches mixed.

Crutcher Helper Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Weigh dumps specified dry materials into feeder hopper of crutcher equipment, that forms slurry for processing into soap powder
  • Open valves of supply tanks and waterlines to add prescribed liquid paste
  • Mix dye according to specifications dumps dye into batch
  • Change cleans strainers
  • Sweep cleans work area.

Cutter And Presser Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend cutting and stamping equipment that cuts bars of soap from logs long bars of soap embosses bars with firm name or trademark
  • Move controls to regulate machine speed to maintain uniform movement of soap through plodder bar-forming machine , cutting stamping machines and cooling tower
  • Examine soap bars for clean-cut form & uniform color stops equipment when bars are defective, unbolts plodder and removes accumulated soap from plodder plate
  • May rub bars under running water to test them for smoothness
  • Send sample bars to laboratory for moisture tests
  • May tend press that presses bars into specified shape.

Cutter First Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Feed soap slabs into machine that cuts slabs into bars
  • Place slab of soap on cradle of machine
  • Start motor or depresses clutch to activate mechanism that forces slab through cutting frame, divides it into bars and deposits bars in racks at opposite end of cradle
  • Inspect bars for specified size
  • Remove scrap soap from cutter dumps it into hopper for reprocessing
  • Push rack dolly into dryer
  • May draw cutting wires through soap slab, using hand-powered winch
  • May be designated according to size or weight of slab cut as Slabber, Light soap rel. .

Cutting table Operator First Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Feed soap slabs into machine that cuts slabs into bars
  • Place slab of soap on cradle of machine
  • Start motor or depresses clutch to activate mechanism that forces slab through cutting frame, divides it into bars and deposits bars in racks at opposite end of cradle
  • Inspect bars for specified size
  • Remove scrap soap from cutter dumps it into hopper for reprocessing
  • Push rack dolly into dryer
  • May draw cutting wires through soap slab, using hand-powered winch
  • May be designated according to size or weight of slab cut as Slabber, Light soap rel. .

Drier machine Hand Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend equipment and machinery that converts viscous soap into flakes removes excess moisture from flakes
  • Turn valves to admit refrigerated water into rollers to chill them to specified temperature to harden soap
  • Open valve to allow viscous soap to flow from crutcher machine into chamber equipped with chilling rollers
  • Start rollers to press soap into sheets
  • Adjust flaking knives that cut sheets of soap into flakes
  • Turn valve to regulate flow of flakes into drier
  • Turn valves to admit steam to drying cylinders oven jackets to heat drier to specified temperature
  • Remove sample of dried flakes tests for moisture content, using moisture testing apparatus
  • Adjust temperatures accordingly
  • Open valve to discharge dried flakes onto conveyor belt leading to storage bins
  • May sharpen flaking knives, using hand file
  • May tend equipment to convert liquid insecticide into flakes be designated Flaker Operator chemical .

Flake Drier Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend equipment and machinery that converts viscous soap into flakes removes excess moisture from flakes
  • Turn valves to admit refrigerated water into rollers to chill them to specified temperature to harden soap
  • Open valve to allow viscous soap to flow from crutcher machine into chamber equipped with chilling rollers
  • Start rollers to press soap into sheets
  • Adjust flaking knives that cut sheets of soap into flakes
  • Turn valve to regulate flow of flakes into drier
  • Turn valves to admit steam to drying cylinders oven jackets to heat drier to specified temperature
  • Remove sample of dried flakes tests for moisture content, using moisture testing apparatus
  • Adjust temperatures accordingly
  • Open valve to discharge dried flakes onto conveyor belt leading to storage bins
  • May sharpen flaking knives, using hand file
  • May tend equipment to convert liquid insecticide into flakes be designated Flaker Operator chemical .



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