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Almond Blancher Operator

Tend almond-blanching machines that remove skins from almonds.

What does an Almond Blancher Operator do?

Tends almond-blanching machine that removes skins from almonds: Turns valves to fill kettle of machine with water and to admit steam into heating chamber of kettle. Observes steam pressure and water temperature gauges, and turns valves to regulate steam pressure and water temperature, according to specifications. Actuates machine to start flow of almonds into kettle. Turns handwheel to adjust rollers that squeeze skins from almonds. Observes blanched almonds as they emerge from blanching machine and makes necessary adjustments to machine to ensure that skins are removed.