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

  • 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.

  • Secure goods according to work orders

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

  • 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.

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Operate centrifuges

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Set up machine controls

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

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • Exert quality control to processing food

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

  • 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.

  • Follow written instructions

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

  • Check quality of products on the production line

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

  • Tend hoses

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

  • 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.

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Monitor centrifugal separators

    Operating and monitoring centrifugal separators.

  • Lift heavy weights

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

  • 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.

  • Apply GMP

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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