cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders
Operate or tend equipment, such as cooling and freezing units, refrigerators, batch freezers, and freezing tunnels, to cool or freeze products, food, blood plasma, and chemicals.
Adjust machine or freezer speed and air intake in order to obtain desired consistency and amount of product.
Monitor pressure gauges, ammeters, flowmeters, thermometers, or products, and adjust controls to maintain specified conditions, such as feed rate, product consistency, temperature, air pressure, and machine speed.
Record temperatures, amounts of materials processed, and/or test results on report forms.
Read dials and gauges on panel control boards in order to ascertain temperatures, alkalinities, and densities of mixtures, and turn valves in order to obtain specified mixtures.
Correct machinery malfunctions by performing actions such as removing jams, and inform supervisors of malfunctions as necessary.
Start machinery such as pumps, feeders, or conveyors, and turn valves in order to heat, admit, or transfer products, refrigerants, or mixes.
Assemble equipment, and attach pipes, fittings, or valves, using hand tools.
Scrape, dislodge, or break excess frost, ice, or frozen product from equipment in order to prevent accumulation, using hands and hand tools.
Weigh packages and adjust freezer air valves or switches on filler heads in order to obtain specified amounts of product in each container.
Stir material with spoons or paddles in order to mix ingredients or allow even cooling and prevent coagulation.
Start agitators to blend contents, or start beater, scraper, and expeller blades to mix contents with air and prevent sticking.
Measure or weigh specified amounts of ingredients or materials, and load them into tanks, vats, hoppers, or other equipment.
Load and position wrapping paper, sticks, bags, or cartons into dispensing machines.
Insert forming fixtures, and start machines that cut frozen products into measured portions or specified shapes.
Place or position containers into equipment, and remove containers after completion of cooling or freezing processes.
Inspect and flush lines with solutions or steam, and spray equipment with sterilizing solutions.
Position molds on conveyors, and measure and adjust level of fill, using depth gauges.
Sample and test product characteristics such as specific gravity, acidity, and sugar content, using hydrometers, pH meters, or refractometers.
Activate mechanical rakes in order to regulate flow of ice from storage bins to vats.
Therapy and Counseling
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
History and Archeology
Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
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Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
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