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Copra Processor

Tend battery of machines that grind and filter copras.

What does a Copra Processor do?

Tends battery of machines that grind and filter copra into coconut oil and meal: Turns valves to regulate flow of steam that heats crushing machine to specified temperature. Starts conveyors, crushing machines, and expeller and signals worker to start feeding copra into feed hoppers. Feels ground copra to ensure that texture conforms to specifications. Observes oil flowing from expeller for presence of excess solids, and feels coconut meal to determine if meal contains excessive oil. Observes gauges and clarity of oil leaving filter presses to determine if pressure inside filters is within specified limits. Transfers oil to standby filter presses when clarity or pressure deviates from prescribed standards. Records oil and meal production in log.