Occupation Profile for Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend equipment, such as cooling and freezing units, refrigerators, batch freezers, and freezing tunnels, to cool or freeze products, food, blood plasma, and chemicals.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$23,880.00 Median Annual Wage 0 Average Job Openings Per Year
9.4 Average Unemployment Percentage 71.9 Percentage That Completed High School
11,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 23.3 Percentage That Had Some College
10,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 4.8 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Refrigeration Technician
Barrel Filler
Batch Freezer
Boiler Mechanic
Boiler Operator
Brewery Cellar Worker
Brewery Worker
Chiller Operator
Chiller Tender
Chilling Hood Operator
Compressor Operator
Compressor Room Operator
Cooler Operator
Cooler Tender
Cooling Machine Operator
Cooling Pan Tender
Crystalizer
Crystalizer Operator
Crystalizer Tender
Crystallizer Operator
Engine Room Operator
Engineer
Freezer Machine Operator
Freezer Operator
Freezer Person
Freezer Tunnel Operator
Freezing Machine Operator
Hog Cooler
Ice Cream Vault Worker
Ice Maker
Ice Plant Operator
Ice Puller
Icebox Man
Icebox Worker
Machine Operator
Meat Cooler
Mechanic
Mold Cooler
Novelty Maker
Paradichlorobenzene Tender
Production Operator
Refrigerating Machine Operator
Refrigeration Engine Operator
Refrigeration Lead
Refrigeration Mechanic
Refrigeration Operator
Spreading Machine Operator
Votator Machine Operator

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Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Position molds on conveyors, and measure and adjust level of fill, using depth gauges.
  • Core — Start machinery such as pumps, feeders, or conveyors, and turn valves in order to heat, admit, or transfer products, refrigerants, or mixes.
  • Supplemental — Activate mechanical rakes in order to regulate flow of ice from storage bins to vats.
  • Supplemental — Sample and test product characteristics such as specific gravity, acidity, and sugar content, using hydrometers, pH meters, or refractometers.
  • Core — Assemble equipment, and attach pipes, fittings, or valves, using hand tools.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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