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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- 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.
- Disassemble equipment
Disassembles equipment using hand tools in order to clean equipments and to perform regular operational maintenance.
- Follow hygienic procedures during food processing
Ensure a clean working space according to hygienic standards in the food processing industry.
- Assess oil hardness
Assess samples to make sure that hardness of oils are in accordance with specifications.
- 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).
- Tend mixing oil machine
Use machines to weigh and mix vegetable oils for products, such as salad oils, shortening and margarine, according to formula.
- 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.
- 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.
- Maintain tanks
Clean and keep in adequate condition tanks, basins, and filter beds using hand tools and power tools.
- Monitor oil blending process
Monitor the blending process of oil. Make adjustments to blending process according to results of tests.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Operate weighing machine
Work with a weighing machine to measure raw, half-finished and finished products.
- 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 skillsoil seed process origin of dietary fats and oils liaise with colleagues free fatty acid elimination processes check sensorial parameters of oils and fats liaise with managers ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production mechanical engineering applicable to edible oil seed components of oil seeds act reliably perform cleaning duties alkali stages of refining processes for edible oils dispose food waste
Source: Sisyphus ODB