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Plodder Operator

Set up and operate plodder machines to compress milled soap into bars.

What does a Plodder Operator do?

Sets up and operates plodder machine to compress milled soap into bars: Unbolts head of machine and inserts specified plate that shapes and sizes bar. Opens valves to admit steam into heating coils, water to reduce heat caused by friction on compression screw, and create vacuum to draw soap through machine. Unbolts filter cap from machine and changes filter. Starts machine. Inspects compressed bars for specified color, size, and smoothness.