Cooling & Freezing Equipment Operators & Tenders

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Freezer Operator, Freezer Person, Refrigeration Operator, Refrigeration Technician

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What they do:
Operate or tend equipment such as cooling and freezing units, refrigerators, batch freezers, and freezing tunnels, to cool or freeze products, food, blood plasma, and chemicals.
On the job, you would:
  • Record temperatures, amounts of materials processed, or test results on report forms.
  • Monitor pressure gauges, ammeters, flowmeters, thermometers, or products, and adjust controls to maintain specified conditions, such as feed rate, product consistency, temperature, air pressure, and machine speed.
  • Read dials and gauges on panel control boards to ascertain temperatures, alkalinities, and densities of mixtures, and turn valves to obtain specified mixtures.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • food production

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical


  • management


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use

  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology In Demand

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Google Gmail


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Job Outlook

New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
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