Copra Processor

Tend battery of machines that grind and filter copras.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Copra Processors do?

Tends battery of machines that grind and filter copra into coconut oil and meal: Turns valves to regulate flow of steam that heats crushing machine to specified temperature. Starts conveyors, crushing machines, and expeller and signals worker to start feeding copra into feed hoppers. Feels ground copra to ensure that texture conforms to specifications. Observes oil flowing from expeller for presence of excess solids, and feels coconut meal to determine if meal contains excessive oil. Observes gauges and clarity of oil leaving filter presses to determine if pressure inside filters is within specified limits. Transfers oil to standby filter presses when clarity or pressure deviates from prescribed standards. Records oil and meal production in log.

Should I be a Copra Processor?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to become a Copra Processor

    Most Copra Processors 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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