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Assistant Refinery Operator

Control refinery equipment to convert starches into liquid sugars.

What does an Assistant Refinery Operator do?

Controls semiautomatic refinery equipment to convert starch into liquid sugars and concentrate sugars to specific density: Controls pumps and flow of materials through converters, neutralizers, and evaporators, as instructed. Operates equipment manually during breakdowns [CONVERTER OPERATOR; NEUTRALIZER]. Observes instruments to detect equipment malfunctions and reports readings to REFINERY OPERATOR. Observes equipment to detect and correct fluid leakage or spillage. Tests sample of product to verify specific gravity, acid strength, and filtration, using hydrometer and other standard test equipment. Adds acids or alkalies to neutralize converted sugar liquors, and verifies concentration, using pH meter.