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Starch Treating Assistant

Tend mixing and blending tanks to assist in preparing starch blends.

What does a Starch Treating Assistant do?

Tends mixing and blending tanks, and auxiliary equipment to assist in preparing starch blends from raw starch suspensions: Dumps specified amount of chemicals into mixing tank to prepare chemical solutions. Observes signals from DRY-STARCH OPERATOR and pushes or pulls switches, and turns valves to start pumps, heaters, and agitators, and to admit raw starch and chemical solutions into blending tanks. Draws samples of mixtures for testing. Monitors thermometers, meters, and gauges, to ensure that filters, shakers, centrifugals, and driers are operating efficiently. Reports equipment malfunctioning to DRY-STARCH OPERATOR.