Profession coffee roaster

Coffee roasters control gas fired roasters to dry coffee beans. They dump coffee beans into roasting ovens and once roasted, they compare colour of roasting beans against specifications. They perform cooling of the beans by operating mechanical blowers.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Temperature scales

    Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales.

Skills

  • Stand high temperatures

    Stand high temperatures while keeping concentration and efficiency under demanding circumstances.

  • 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.

  • Operate weighing machine

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

  • Apply HACCP

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

  • Operate industrial ovens

    Observe temperature and heat oven to the specified temperature. Operate roasting pans and facilitate the roasting process with instruments that prevent grain from sticking to the pans.

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

  • Tolerate strong smells

    Tolerate strong smells expelled by the goods being processed during the production of goods.

  • Manage kiln ventilation

    Managing a product specific and energy efficient kiln ventilation.

  • Apply different roasting methods

    Employ different methods to roast cocoa beans, such as oven roasting, air roasting, drum roasting, coffee roaster, and hot air gun. Use the different methods according to the production requirements, type of cocoa beans, and desired chocolate product.

  • Monitor roasting

    Monitor the roasting of coffee beans and grains for proper degree of roasting to produce the desired flavours and colours.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Maintain industrial ovens

    Maintaining industrial ovens in order to ensure effective and correct operation.

  • Manage flammable substances

    Managing flammable substances to roasting operations and ensuring that safety measures are in place.

  • Lift heavy weights

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

  • Check processing parameters

    Check processing parameters to keep under control the technological processes.

  • Operate a heat treatment process

    Apply heat treatment aimed at preparing and preserving half-finished or finished food products.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

act reliably food dehydration processes exert quality control to processing food ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production label samples perform cleaning duties perform chemical experiments mark differences in colours liaise with managers chemical aspects of sugar liaise with colleagues follow hygienic procedures during food processing work independently in service of a food production process