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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Personality Type


  • Prepared animal feeds contamination hazards

    Contamination and spoilage hazards related to animal feeds. Prevention and reaction.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Dispose prepared animal feeds waste

    Dispose prepared animal feeds waste while striving to minimise the environmental impact of feed compositions. Follow the relevant legislation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apply HACCP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

  • Apply GMP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Inspect silo systems

    Inspect silo systems to minimise any harmful emissions during their use.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Have computer literacy

    Utilise computers, IT equipment and modern day technology in an efficient way.

  • 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.

  • Fill sacks

    Fills sacks with feeds coming from a sack holder machine.

  • Disassemble equipment

    Disassembles equipment using hand tools in order to clean equipments and to perform regular operational maintenance.

  • Tolerate strong smells

    Tolerate strong smells expelled by the goods being processed during the production of goods.

Optional knowledge and skills

check quality of products on the production line lift heavy weights food legislation health, safety and hygiene legislation set up equipment for food production ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production label samples follow hygienic procedures during food processing label foodstuffs work in a food processing team measure ph apply extruding techniques

Source: Sisyphus ODB