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"Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tender"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These machines extract, sort, or separate liquids, gases, or solids from other materials to recover a refined product. Includes dairy processing equipment operators.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tender"

1) Clean and sterilize tanks, screens, inflow pipes, production areas, and equipment, using hoses, brushes, scrapers, or chemical solutions.

2) Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

3) Dump, pour, or load specified amounts of refined or unrefined materials into equipment or containers for further processing or storage.

4) Examine samples visually or by hand to verify qualities such as clarity, cleanliness, consistency, dryness, and texture.

5) Measure or weigh materials to be refined, mixed, transferred, stored, or otherwise processed.

6) Monitor material flow and instruments such as temperature and pressure gauges, indicators, and meters, in order to ensure optimal processing conditions.

7) Remove clogs, defects, and impurities from machines, tanks, conveyors, screens, or other processing equipment.

8) Set or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, and pressure.

9) Start agitators, shakers, conveyors, pumps, or centrifuge machines, then turn valves or move controls to admit, drain, separate, filter, clarify, mix, or transfer materials.

 

 

11) Communicate processing instructions to other workers.

12) Connect pipes between vats and processing equipment.


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13) Inspect machines and equipment for hazards, operating efficiency, malfunctions, wear, and leaks.

14) Install and maintain or repair hoses, pumps, filters, or screens in order to maintain processing equipment, using hand tools.

15) Maintain logs of instrument readings, test results, and shift production, and send production information to computer databases.

16) Pack bottles into cartons or crates, using machines.

17) Remove full bags or containers from discharge outlets, and replace them with empty ones.

18) Test samples to determine viscosity, acidity, specific gravity, or degree of concentration, using test equipment such as viscometers, pH meters, and hydrometers.

19) Turn valves to pump sterilizing solutions and rinsewater through pipes and equipment, and to spray vats with atomizers.

Job Description for "Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tender" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-I        SOC:  51-9012.00