Cooling Pan Tender

Tend equipment that cool preserves and fruit concentrates.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cooling Pan Tenders do?

Tends equipment that cools preserves and fruit concentrate: Turns valve to admit water into jacket of cooling pan to cool preserves and fruit concentrate. Skims foam from top of preserves, using ladle. Stirs preserves or fruit concentrate with paddle to prevent coagulation and to allow even cooling. Observes thickening and starts pump, or opens dump valve, to transfer preserves or fruit concentrate from cooling pan to holding tank or filling machine when desired consistency is reached. May determine sugar content of preserves or fruit concentrate, using refractometer, and record results. May add sugar or water to preserves or fruit concentrate, according to formula, to bring sugar content up to standard. May start fan above cooling pan to aid cooling.

Should I be a Cooling Pan Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Hog Cooler, Meat Cooler, Mold Cooler

    How to become a Cooling Pan Tender

    Most Cooling Pan Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kiaaa&chl=no+college+%2858%25%29|certificate+%2834%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,58,58
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