Profession dairy products manufacturing worker

Dairy products manufacturing workers set up, operate and tend equipment to process milk, cheese, ice cream and other dairy products.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Legislation about animal origin products

    The applicable legal rules on temperature, waste materials, traceability, labelling, trading, and the transport of animal origin products. 

  • Dairy manufacturing specifications

    Specifications, regulations and standards to be followed in the field of dairy manufacturing. Safety of products from raw materials through to packaged state.

  • Food safety principles

    Scientific background of food safety which includes preparation, handling, and storage of food to minimise the risk of foodborne illness and other health hazards.

  • Milk production process

    Managing the milk production steps in production plants such as pasteurising, separating, evaporating, drying, cooling, storing and so on.

Skills

  • Administer ingredients in food production

    Ngredients to be added and the required amounts according to the recipe and the way those ingredients are to be administered.

  • Follow written instructions

    Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Operate equipment for food homogenisation

    Tend equipment and machines such as extruders that exert extreme pressure, sheer, turbulence, and acceleration to foodstuffs in order to stabilise and give them a homogeneous texture.

  • Tend dairy processing machines

    Operate machines to process milk and other dairy products.

  • Operate centrifuges

    Adjust working condition as speed and time of centrifuges according to the requirements of the product in process. Operate centrifuges.

  • 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 milk filling machines

    Handle milk flowing to machines that fill cartons and bottles. Adjust the equipment so that they fill these containers with the right kind of milk—whole milk, low-fat milk or cream.

  • Follow verbal instructions

    Have the ability to follow spoken instructions received from colleagues. Strive to understand and clarify what is being requested.

  • Operate a heat treatment process

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

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Act reliably

    Proceed in a way that one can be relied on or depended on.

  • Follow work procedures

    Adhere to procedures at work in a structured and systematic manner.

  • Have computer literacy

    Utilise computers, IT equipment and modern day technology in an efficient way.

  • Perform cleaning duties

    Perform cleaning duties such as waste removal, vacuuming, emptying bins, and general cleaning of the working area. Cleaning activities should follow health and safety regulations if required.

  • Follow production schedule

    Follow production schedule taking into account all requirements, times and needs. This schedule outlines what individual commodities must be produced in each time period and encapsulates various concerns like production, staffing, inventory, etc. It is usually linked to manufacturing where the plan indicates when and how much of each product will be demanded. Utilise all the information in the actual implementation of the plan.

  • Monitor milk production deviations

    Monitoring milk production processes for deviations and non-conformance.

  • Control fluid inventories

    Use and understand fluid inventories and associated calculations. Fluid inventory systems are designed to provide for the accurate dispensing of fluids throughout multiple dispense points avoiding spills.

  • Secure goods according to work orders

    Fasten bands around stacks or articles, prior to shipment or storage.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform sensory evaluation dispose food waste temperature scales administer lactic ferment cultures to manufacturing products liaise with managers execute chilling processes to food products conduct cleaning in place label samples manufacturing process of ice cream check bottles for packaging maintain tanks curdling of cheese collect samples for analysis microbiology of fresh milk operate pasteurisation processes ice cream manufacturing regulations ultra-high temperature processing analyse characteristics of food products at reception liaise with colleagues ripening of cheese label foodstuffs fermentation processes of food perform curd processing of cheese comply with food safety and hygiene ingredients for ice cream manufacturing variety of cheese