Tend cookers that melt greases and tallow from offal, bones, and meats.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Cooker Tenders do?
Tends cookers that melt grease and tallow from offal, bone, and meat: Turns valves to admit steam to cooker until indicator on steam pressure gauge reaches specified point. Turns handwheel or lifts lever to open discharge gate of cooker when light indicates material is ready for further processing. Starts agitator paddles that force cooked material into vat or conveyor hopper. Signals COOKER LOADER or OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 to refill cooker. May shovel cooked material from vat into conveyor hopper. May load cookers. May pull material from cooker, using hoe.
Should I be a Cooker Tender?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
Also known as:
Cook Blender, Steam Box Tender, Steam Tender
How to become a Cooker Tender
Most Cooker Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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