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  • 1) Controls equipment to process potatoes into instant potato granules: Reads laboratory reports to stay apprised of laboratory test results of potato samples taken during processing.

  • 2) Observes lights, gauges, and meters on panelboard controls to determine temperature readings of equipment, such as precookers, precoolers, cookers, and driers.

  • 3) Turns dials on panelboard to maintain operating temperature ranges as required to meet company standards.

  • 4) Flips switches and presses buttons on panelboard to start potato processing equipment, such as feed screws, mixers, cookers, and granule driers.

  • 5) Walks through processing areas and observes product consistency and product level in equipment, such as feed screws and cookers.

  • 6) Turns equipment controls on panelboard to adjust temperatures of cookers or airflow through driers, utilizing knowledge of product processing.

  • 7) Listens for alarms that indicate malfunctions of processing units and takes required steps, such as shutting down equipment and notifying supervisor.

  • 8) Records shift activities in log.




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Job Number: 7931