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Almond paste Mixer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Mix cooks blanched, ground, and refined almonds with sugar solution to make marzipan almond paste for candy centers
  • Dump ingredients into steam-jacketed rotating cooker
  • Transfer cooked batch to water-cooled kettle
  • May operate refining machine to reduce particle size of cooked batch.

Almond paste Molder Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Color, kneads, and forms almond paste into decorative shapes, like fruits flowers
  • Adds specified amount of coloring to batch of almond paste kneads it to distribute coloring uniformly
  • Roll paste into sheets or cuts pieces from lump of paste molds into decorative shapes, using fingers
  • May affix trimmings, like artificial leaves stalks, and form designs, using fingers or pronged instrument
  • May paint molded products with edible coloring, using brush.

Automatic Centrifugal station Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend battery of automatic batch-type, recycling centrifugals that separate sugar crystals from mother liquor syrup
  • Sets timing of cycles on control board, according to type consistency of syrup being processed
  • Turn switches on control panel to start centrifugals regulate flow of solution
  • Observe colored panel lights, dials, and continuous graphs, and adjusts controls to maintain specified temperature, pressure, and cycling recycling operations
  • Adjust timers or controls as necessary to obtain specified operating conditions
  • Observe progress of solution through loading, washing, spin drying, and dumping processes to detect faulty operation of equipment
  • Record operational data.

Ball machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Feed automatic rolling machine that forms pliable candy into shapes, like balls or disks
  • Apply colored candy strips onto outside of candy roll to form stripes
  • Place bulk candy on heated canvas belt
  • Feed rolled candy into machine that cuts, rolls, cools, and drops shaped candy onto conveyor leading to wrapping department.

Ball rolling machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Feed automatic rolling machine that forms pliable candy into shapes, like balls or disks
  • Apply colored candy strips onto outside of candy roll to form stripes
  • Place bulk candy on heated canvas belt
  • Feed rolled candy into machine that cuts, rolls, cools, and drops shaped candy onto conveyor leading to wrapping department.

Batch roller Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate machine that rolls or spins hot plastic candy into rope-like strip ready for cutting
  • Knead hot candy into cylindrical shape on steam-jacketed pouring plate with gloved hands
  • Turn water steam valves to regulate temperature of plate
  • Actuate heating unit of batch roller starts machine
  • Lift candy from pouring plate feeds candy between machine rollers
  • Push lever to reverse action of rollers to stretch compact candy to required size strip
  • May feed strip, discharged from batch roller, into cutting machine
  • May make specified types of hard candy, performing combination of duties, like flavoring or coloring batch, spreading soft-center mixture, like peanut butter, jam, or paste onto partially set candy, pulling candy prior to rolling and spinning [Candy Puller sugar conf. ], or applying varicolored candy strips along cylinder to achieve mottled effect
  • May control battery of machines that automatically pump soft centers into candy, roll or spin candy, size rope candy, cut it to specified size, and pass it through cooling conveyor for wrapping packing
  • When preparing rolls of jelly-centered coconut candy, may be designated Coconut-Jelly Roller sugar conf. .

Bean Dumper Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that removes from cocoa beans, such foreign materials as stones, string dirt
  • Select bags of cocoa beans, according to instructions transfers them to hopper of machine, using handtruck, or presses button to start conveyors that move beans from silo to hopper
  • Open bags with knife dumps beans into machine hopper
  • Position conveyor spout to direct cleaned beans to specified silo for storage
  • Start conveyors machine that carry beans through air-cleaning system to remove foreign matter
  • Observe cleaning process to detect machine malfunction or material overflow
  • Remove stacks sacks of dirt from discharge spout of air-cleaning system
  • Examine silo to verify conveyance of specified type of bean.

Beet End Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise coordinates activities of workers engaged in extracting sugar juice from sugar beets, processing juice into sugar liquor, and processing beet pulp into cattle fodder
  • Read production schedules and beet delivery reports & assigns workers to such duties as fluming and washing beets, controlling equipment to slice extract juice from beets and processing juice through carbonation, filtration and evaporation stages to obtain standard sugar liquor
  • Read automatic recording devices & gauges and operating logs at various stations to ascertain that juice is being extracted and processed into standard sugar liquor, according to prescribed procedures and that standard liquor meets density concentration requirements
  • Prepare production employee time reports
  • Direct workers in repairing overhauling processing equipment during slack periods
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Beet Flumer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend equipment that conveys water sugar beets from storage bins through flume to washroom
  • Push button to start equipment and turns steam water valves to admit heated water into flume
  • Turn crank to raise storage bin gate to start flow of sugar beets into flume
  • Turn valves to increase or decrease flow of water beets through flume into washroom according to bell, telephone, or light signals
  • Observe flow of beets in flume to detect jamming loosens jams, using bar
  • Notify supervisor of equipment malfunction
  • May maintain equipment, using handtools.

Blow up Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend equipment that mixes diatomaceous earth, milk of lime, and acid with liquors syrups to form slurry for filtration process
  • Turn valves to regulate flow of slurries through series of blow-up tanks and to maintain temperature, content level and air agitation in tanks
  • Adds milk of lime or phosphoric acid to slurry to obtain specified alkalinity
  • Test slurries for density, using refractometer, and adds liquor or diatomaceous earth to maintain specified density
  • Test samples of slurries to ascertain that specified purification is occurring
  • Record operating data on forms or blackboard
  • Prepare phosphoric acid solutions of specified concentration for use in filtration process
  • Clean blocked lines blow-ups.



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