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Cooling & Freezing Equipment Operators & Tenders

Also called: Freezer Operator, Freezer Person, Refrigeration Operator, Refrigeration Technician

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy.

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.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • food production
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Business
  • management

Skills

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

Abilities

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
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Gmail
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education

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

Get started on your career:

Find Certifications Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$29,190
per year, on average
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