Freezing Machine Operator

Tend machines that freeze blood plasma preparatory to hydration or storage.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Freezing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that freezes blood plasma preparatory to hydration or storage: Starts machine that circulates solution of dry ice and alcohol over rollers to chill them. Moves blood plasma from walk-in freezer to freezing machine, using handtruck. Places bottles of blood plasma onto rotating rollers submerged in cold alcohol in machine. Taps revolving bottles with metal wand to accelerate and ensure uniform freezing of plasma, increasing speed of tapping on bottles when crystallization does not occur uniformly. Places bottles of plasma that do not freeze uniformly into reject container and frozen plasma on trays for further processing. Reads thermometer to ascertain that temperature of solution remains constant, according to specifications. May place bottles on rack to drain off alcohol before packing. May tend centrifuge machine that separates plasma from red corpuscles present in whole blood. May tend fractionator machine that breaks down plasma into proteins by centrifugal action.

Should I be a Freezing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Freezer Machine Operator, Shell-Freezing-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Freezing Machine Operator

    Most Freezing Machine 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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