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  • 1) Controls retort chamber to cook canned foods according to specifications: Pushes trucks or lowers baskets using hoist, or presses buttons to start conveyorized flow of canned foods into chamber of retort.

  • 2) Closes retort door or lid, and turns wheels or moves levers to seal chamber.

  • 3) Observes dials and thermometers, and turns valves to admit steam to retort, and control temperature, pressure, and cooking time.

  • 4) Turns valves to release steam and admit cooling water into chamber to prevent overcooking at end of cooking cycle.

  • 5) May open retort and move basket of canned food to cooling trough, using hoist.

  • 6) May record items such as retort number, can size and grade designation, cooking time, and number of pounds pressure on canning report.




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DOT:   526.682-034

Job Number: 8407