Profession animal feed operator
Animal feed operators tend various animal feed processing machines in industrial plants such as mixing machines, filling machines, and loading machines.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Prepared animal feeds
Composition, nutritional specifications and formulas of animal feeds. Feed additives, energy values, nutritional and supplemental needs depending on different species. Feed requirements according to legislation in force.
- Prepared animal feeds contamination hazards
Contamination and spoilage hazards related to animal feeds. Prevention and reaction.
- Have computer literacy
Utilise computers, IT equipment and modern day technology in an efficient way.
- Tend prepared animal feeds equipment
Use equipment and material handling for the production of prepared animal feeds. Perform maintenance to machinery and ensure steady production ratios and productivity.
- Fill sacks
Fills sacks with feeds coming from a sack holder machine.
- Apply GMP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
- Apply requirements concerning manufacturing of food and beverages
Apply and follow national, international, and internal requirements quoted in standards, regulations and other specifications related with manufacturing of food and beverages.
- Inspect silo systems
Inspect silo systems to minimise any harmful emissions during their use.
- Adapt efficient food processing practices
Ensure to adapt the most efficient production techniques to accomplish food processing tasks with the least amount of time, effort and costs.
- Clean food and beverage machinery
Clean machinery used for food or beverage production processes. Prepare the appropriate solutions for cleaning. Prepare all parts and assure that they are clean enough to avoid deviation or errors in the production process.
- Dispose prepared animal feeds waste
Dispose prepared animal feeds waste while striving to minimise the environmental impact of feed compositions. Follow the relevant legislation.
- Be at ease in unsafe environments
Be at ease in unsafe environments like being exposed to dust, rotating equipment, hot surfaces, sub-freezing and cold storage areas, noise, wet floors and moving lift equipment.
- Perform cleaning duties
Perform cleaning duties such as waste removal, vacuuming, emptying bins, and general cleaning of the working area. Cleaning activities should follow health and safety regulations if required.
- Manage the reception of raw materials for animal feeds
Ensuring procurement and reception of raw materials, planning and execution of production, as well as the loading and dispatching of feed.
- Operate forklift
Operate a forklift, a vehicle with a pronged device in front for lifting and carrying heavy loads.
- Follow evaluation procedures of materials at reception
Oversee the delivery of incoming materials and follow a detailed procedure to evaluate and assess their characteristics accordingly.
- Disassemble equipment
Disassembles equipment using hand tools in order to clean equipments and to perform regular operational maintenance.
- Adhere to organisational guidelines
Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.
- Tolerate strong smells
Tolerate strong smells expelled by the goods being processed during the production of goods.
- Apply HACCP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
- Administer ingredients in food production
Ngredients to be added and the required amounts according to the recipe and the way those ingredients are to be administered.
- Carry out checks of production plant equipment
Carry out checks of the machinery and equipment used in the production plant. Ensure that the machinery is working properly, set machines before usage, and assure continuous operability of the equipment.
- Control odours from prepared animal feeds production
Control the odours generated during grinding, heating, and cooling, the discharge of liquid waste, and other emissions. May use thermal oxidiser for the purpose.