Profession cocoa press operator

Cocoa press operators tend one or more hydraulic cocoa presses to remove specified amounts of cocoa butter (natural oil of cocoa bean) from chocolate liquor.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Hydraulics

    The power transmission systems that use the force of flowing liquids to transmit power.

  • Temperature scales

    Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Store cocoa pressing products

    Use adequate recipients to store the outputs after pressing the cocoa. Fill pots with chocolate liquor, extrude specified amounts of cocoa butter into holding tank, and eject cocoa cakes onto conveyor.

  • 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.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • Check processing parameters

    Check processing parameters to keep under control the technological processes.

  • Disassemble equipment

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

  • Taste cocoa beans

    Taste cocoa beans after roasting and make sure that there are no raw or burned flavours.

  • Screen cocoa beans

    Screen cocoa beans to select the appropriate beans for roasting and grinding. See to it that the selected beans conform to quality standards. Clean cocoa beans with minor defects.

  • 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.

  • Exert quality control to processing food

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

  • Operate weighing machine

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Tend cocoa pressing machines

    Operate one or more hydraulic cocoa presses to remove specified amounts of cocoa butter from chocolate liquor.

  • Apply HACCP

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

  • Separate by-products of pressed cocoa

    Separate by-products of the cocoa pressing process, such as chocolate liquor and cocoa cakes, from the cocoa butter.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform multiple tasks at the same time health, safety and hygiene legislation dispose food waste ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production act reliably liaise with managers work in a food processing team liaise with colleagues assess cocoa bean quality