Profession centrifuge operator

Centrifuge operators tend centrifugal machines that separate impurities from food materials aimed to be further processed as to achieve finished foodstuffs.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Centrifugal force

    Apparent force that draws a rotating body away from the centre of rotation. Application to machines that use centrifugal forces.

Skills

  • Tend centrifuge machines

    Operate centrifuge that purifies animal and vegetable oils. Position filter cloth on centrifuge supply tank. Start centrifuge and transfer filtered material from centrifuge into portable tank.

  • Tend hoses

    Use hoses to wash centrifuge, caring for the integrity of the machine and minimising waste of water.

  • Exert quality control to processing food

    Ensure the quality of all factors involved in a food production process.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • 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.

  • Check quality of products on the production line

    Check products for quality on the production line and remove defective items before and after packaging.

  • 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.

  • Follow written instructions

    Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.

  • Operate centrifuges

    Adjust working condition as speed and time of centrifuges according to the requirements of the product in process. Operate centrifuges.

  • Monitor centrifugal separators

    Operating and monitoring centrifugal separators.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

    Ensure a clean working space according to hygienic standards in the food processing industry.

  • Secure goods according to work orders

    Fasten bands around stacks or articles, prior to shipment or storage.

  • 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.

  • Set up machine controls

    Set up or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, or pressure.

  • Handle product separation in the sugar industry

    Handling the products separated by centrifuge machines such as wash molasses, mother liquor (syrup), and sugar crystals. Packing the products in different containers depending on their characteristics.

  • Lift heavy weights

    Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.

  • 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.

  • Apply HACCP

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

Optional knowledge and skills

measure density of liquids label samples control flow of oils refine edible oils degum liquids filter edible oils perform cleaning duties free fatty acid elimination processes origin of dietary fats and oils monitor sugar uniformity oil seed process keep machines oiled for steady functioning check sensorial parameters of oils and fats health, safety and hygiene legislation wash oils alkali stages of refining processes for edible oils operate sugar washing systems dispose food waste ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production test solid discharges from oil centrifuge