Crystallizer Operator

Tend crystallizers that agitate crystallized sugars and massecuites.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Crystallizer Operators do?

Tends crystallizers that agitate mixture of crystallized sugar and massecuite while it cools to prevent solidification and to allow sugar crystals to grow: Opens valves on signal from SUGAR BOILER to permit strike to flow into mixing tanks. Starts agitators to prevent sugar crystals and massecuite from separating. Turns valves to maintain level, temperature, and consistency of sugar mass in crystallizers. Steams out empty crystallizers to remove and recover hard sugar adhering to agitators, tank sides, and piping. Maintains records, such as equipment power and temperature readings and disposition of sugar strikes.

Should I be a Crystallizer Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Crystalizer, Crystalizer Operator, Crystalizer Tender

    How to become a Crystallizer Operator

    Most Crystallizer Operators 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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