Olive Brine Tester
Test brines in olive barrels and maintain salinity of specified level.
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What do Olive Brine Testers do?
Tests brine in olive barrels, maintains salinity of specified level, and inspects olives for evidence of spoilage: Knocks bung from barrel, using mallet. Siphons sample of solution from cask and reads indicator level, using hydrometer, to measure solution salinity. Replaces solution or adds water or salt to maintain brine salinity at specified level. Feels, smells, and visually examines olives to detect spoilage, wrinkling, and discoloration. Reseals barrel with bung, using mallet. May add vinegar or lactic acid to solution to retard spoilage.
Should I be an Olive Brine Tester?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
How to become an Olive Brine Tester
Most Olive Brine Testers 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.
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