Profession distillery worker

Distillery workers operate industrial distillery equipment and machinery. They perform the maintenance and cleaning of the machinery, roll barrels, and stamp barrel heads.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Temperature scales

    Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales.

Skills

  • Take measures against flammability

    Take measures against fire. Liquor that contains 40% ABV will catch fire if heated to about 26 °C and if an ignition source is applied to it. The flash point of pure alcohol is 16.6 °C.

  • 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.

  • Sterilise fermentation tanks

    Sterilise workspaces and equipment using hoses, scrapers, brushes, or chemical solutions.

  • Operate weighing machine

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

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • Lift heavy weights

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

  • 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.

  • Apply HACCP

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

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Perform detailed food processing operations

    Perform precise food processing operations with great attention and detail to all steps in the creation of a qualitative product.

  • Prepare containers for beverage distillation

    Prepare containers or drums for beverage distillation. Prepare equipment for the process of purification and removal of diluting components like water, for the purpose of increasing its proportion of alcohol content.

  • 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.

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

  • Blend beverages

    Master blending beverages as to create new beverage products that are attractive to the market, interesting to companies, and innovative in the market.

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Stand high temperatures

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

  • Operate distilling equipment

    Operate the different parts of distilling equipment such as the pot, the distillation column, the lyne arm, the condenser, the distillate, and the aging barrels.

Optional knowledge and skills

tolerate strong smells liaise with colleagues work in a food processing team liaise with managers adapt efficient food processing practices processes of foods and beverages manufacturing appropriate raw materials for specific spirits label samples

Common job titles

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  • Project coordinator
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  • Part time barback
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