Profession fruit and vegetable canner

Fruit and vegetable canners tend machines to prepare industrial products based on fruits and vegetables for storage or shipping. They perform a wide range of tasks  such as sorting, grading, washing, peeling, trimming, and slicing. Moreover, they follow procedures for canning, freezing, preserving, packing food products.

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Knowledge

  • Food canning production line

    Steps in the canning process line from washing, conditioning and weighing food products, washing and preparing cans, filling cans, as well as other operations in order to obtain the end product.

  • Blanching machine process

    Machines which heat food with steam or water in order to kill bacteria, preserve colour and remove trapped air.

  • Food preservation

    Deterioration factors, controlling factors (temperature, additives, humidity, pH, water activity, etc., including packaging) and food processing methods to preserve food products.

  • Food storage

    The proper conditions and methods to store food to keep it from spoiling, taking into account humidity, light, temperature and other environmental factors.

Skills

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • Maintain cutting equipment

    Maintenance of the cutting equipment (knives, cutters, and other elements).

  • 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.

  • Process fruits and vegetables

    Process fruits and vegetables refer to all kinds of methods and techniques used to prepare food products using fruits and vegetables as raw materials.

  • Apply HACCP

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

  • Check quality of products on the production line

    Check products for quality on the production line and remove defective items before and after packaging.

  • Tend canning machine

    Tend canning machine powered by electricity or batteries in order to can various types of food.

  • 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.

  • Mark differences in colours

    Identify differences between colours, such as shades of colour.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Work in conveyor belts in food manufacturing

    Work in rotating conveyor belt systems in food manufacturing.

  • 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.

  • Exert quality control to processing food

    Ensure the quality of all factors involved in a food 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.

  • Execute chilling processes to food products

    Carry out chilling, freezing and cooling operation processes to food products such as fruit and vegetables, fish, meat, catering food. Prepare food products for extended periods of storage or half prepared food. Ensure safety and nutrition qualities of frozen goods and preserve products in accordance with specified temperatures.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage fruit juice extraction processes dispose non-food waste within the food industry carry out checks of production plant equipment neutralise sugar liquors work in a food processing team care for food aesthetic liaise with colleagues ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production dispose food waste operate equipment for food homogenisation act reliably analyse characteristics of food products at reception label samples liaise with managers operate a heat treatment process set up equipment for food production

Source: Sisyphus ODB