Profession chocolate moulding operator

Chocolate moulding operators tend machines and equipment that pour tempered chocolate into moulds to form bars, blocks, and other shapes of chococlate. They monitor machines to ensure that moulds do not jam.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Processes of foods and beverages manufacturing

    Raw materials and production processes for getting finished food products. Importance of quality control and other techniques for the food and beverage industry.

  • Temperature scales

    Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales.

Skills

  • 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 sanitation

    Keep workspaces and equipment free from dirt, infection, and disease by removing waste, trash and providing for appropriate cleaning.

  • Monitor temperature in manufacturing process of food and beverages

    Monitor and control required temperatures in the different phases of production until the product reaches suitable properties according to specifications.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Temper chocolate

    Heat and cool chocolate using marble slabs or machines in order to obtain the desired characteristics for different applications like shininess of the chocolate or the way it breaks.

  • Examine production samples

    Examine production samples visually or manually to verify properties such as clarity, cleanliness, consistency, humidity and texture.

  • 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.

  • Apply HACCP

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

  • Match product moulds

    Changing moulds to match product specification. Run test samples and check for proper specifications.

  • Work in conveyor belts in food manufacturing

    Work in rotating conveyor belt systems in food manufacturing.

  • Start up chocolate moulding line

    Start up moulding line equipment, including chillers, air compressor, chocolate tanks, pumps and tempering units.

  • Mould chocolate

    Mould chocolate to make chocolate pieces that are of a certain shape. Pour liquid chocolate into a mould and let it harden.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage challenging work conditions during food processing operations liaise with managers have computer literacy liaise with colleagues store goods show confidence set up equipment for food production perform multiple tasks at the same time act reliably types of chocolate health, safety and hygiene legislation ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production process from cacao to chocolate keep machines oiled for steady functioning