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

Knowledge

  • Temperature scales

    Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • Apply GMP

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

  • Lift heavy weights

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

  • Sterilise fermentation tanks

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

  • Stand high temperatures

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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