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Job Description:

  • 1) Tends machine that refines crude oils, such as soybean, cottonseed, and peanut: Turns valve to pump oil and caustic solution from storage tanks into machine tanks as specified.

  • 2) Starts machine to separate caustic from oil by centrifugal force.

  • 3) Sets thermostat, observes gauges, and regulates valves to maintain prescribed temperature in wash and dryer tanks.

  • 4) Turns valves to pump mixtures to wash and dryer tank to remove byproducts with water, and impurities with heat.

  • 5) Turns valve to pump refined oil to storage tanks.

  • 6) Cleans bowls, using water and steam.

  • 7) May test samples of crude and refined oil to determine specific gravity and free fatty acid content, using hydrometer and refractometer.

  • 8) May be designated according to type of machine tended as Sharples-Machine Operator.




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Job Number: 8299