Malt House Operator

Tend equipment to germinate barleys to make malts.

What does a Malt House Operator do?

Tends equipment to germinate barley to make malt: Fills tank with water, weighs barley conveyed into beam scale hopper, and drops barley into tank to steep for predetermined period. Starts conveyors to load rotating drums or compartments with steeped barley. Regulates temperature and humidity in closed drums or open compartments to achieve maximum germination of barley. Moves discharge chute to spread germinated barley evenly over kiln floor for drying. Starts furnaces to heat kilns to specified temperature to dry malt. Starts conveyors to move dried malt successively through cleaning, separating, and grading machines.