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Molasses and Caramel Operator

Control equipment to cook liquid sugar to produce caramel colorings.

What does a Molasses and Caramel Operator do?

Controls equipment to cook liquid sugar to produce caramel coloring or molasses: Turns valves to fill vessels with liquid sugar and adds specified amounts of salts or caustic solution. Observes thermometers and gauges and turns valves to regulate steam pressure and cooking temperature in vessels. Draws samples of material and performs standard tests to ascertain acid content and specific gravity, and to verify color, using pH meter, hydrometer, and colorimeter. Records test results. Turns valves or starts pumps to transfer material to evaporator feed tanks, filter supply tanks, or to storage or tank cars. May tend filters to remove undesirable solids from caramel coloring.