Profession clarifier

Clarifiers operate equipment to remove sediments and moisture from oleo and oils. They heat clarifying tank with steam and strainers for the clarification process. They remove foreign matters from the surface of hot oleo or oil stacks using skimmers.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Maintain tanks

    Clean and keep in adequate condition tanks, basins, and filter beds using hand tools and power tools.

  • Disassemble equipment

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

  • 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 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.

  • Filter edible oils

    Filter oil as one of the processes of oil extraction. Pump oil, using equipment such as sifters or cloths, and adhere to health and safety regulations.

  • Tend mixing oil machine

    Use machines to weigh and mix vegetable oils for products, such as salad oils, shortening and margarine, according to formula.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Apply HACCP

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

  • Control flow of matter used in oil processing

    Adjust rate of flow of hydrogen, steam, air and water into converter. Weigh and add specified amounts of catalytic agents and other chemicals to harden batch of oils or fats.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • 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.

  • Perform oil clarification with boiling methods

    Clarify oil by boiling with water. Heat freshly-extracted oil with a specified amount of water added. Pour off oil when most of the water has been boiled out, leaving the coagulated solids at the bottom of the container. Strive to leave a solid residue which contains a minimal amount of residual oil.

  • Assess quality characteristics of food products

    Assess quality characteristics of food products in terms of the main properties (e.g. physical, sensorial, chemical, technological, etc.) for raw materials, half-finished products, as well as finish products.

  • Monitor oil blending process

    Monitor the blending process of oil. Make adjustments to blending process according to results of tests.

  • Operate weighing machine

    Work with a weighing machine to measure raw, half-finished and finished products.

  • Pump products

    Operate pumping machines according to specific procedures and depending on the kind of product. Ensure correct quantities and adequate feeding for the process.

  • Assess oil hardness

    Assess samples to make sure that hardness of oils are in accordance with specifications.

  • Clarify oil by settlement

    Clarify oil by settlement. Leave freshly extracted oils to stand in a small oil drum or bucket for several days allowing solids to settle. After settlement, pour off the clear or 'supernatant' oil, leaving the plant debris at the bottom of the container. These settled solids are called foots.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

check sensorial parameters of oils and fats oil seed process dispose food waste alkali stages of refining processes for edible oils components of oil seeds liaise with managers liaise with colleagues origin of dietary fats and oils ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production act reliably free fatty acid elimination processes mechanical engineering applicable to edible oil seed perform cleaning duties