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  • 1) Controls open-fire or steam-jacketed kettles or batch or continuous pressure cookers to cook candy, gum, or other confectionery ingredients according to formula: Weighs or measures ingredients, such as sugar, corn syrup, butter, and gum base, and adds them to cooking utensil.

  • 2) Starts agitators to mix ingredients.

  • 3) Turns valve to admit steam and sets pressure gauge and thermostat to cook ingredients at specified temperature.

  • 4) Feels batch for specified consistency and verifies percentage of sugar in syrup, using refractometer or hydrometer.

  • 5) Adjusts steam valve and heating element accordingly.

  • 6) Opens discharge valve and starts pump or tilts cooker or kettle to pour or dump confection into beaters or onto cooling belts or tables.

  • 7) May partially cook batch in open kettle and pump it into pressure cooker.

  • 8) May beat or knead confection to attain specified consistency, as determined by color and texture.

  • 9) May shovel fondant into remelt kettles and add measured amounts of flavoring and coloring.

  • 10) May be designated according to type of confectionery cooked as Bonbon-Cream Warmer; Crystal-Syrup Maker; Coconut Cooker; Fondant Cooker; Gum Maker; or equipment used as Vacuum-Cooker Operator.

  • 11) May be designated: Icing Maker; King Maker; Marshmallow Maker.




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DOT:   526.382-014

Job Number: 2243