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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Food preservation

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Work in conveyor belts in food manufacturing

    Work in rotating conveyor belt systems in food manufacturing.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • 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 canning machine

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

  • Check quality of products on the production line

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mark differences in colours

    The ability to mark or detect differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  • 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.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • Exert quality control to processing food

    Ensure the quality of all factors involved in a food production process.

  • Maintain cutting equipment

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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