Profession fruit and vegetable preserver

Fruit and vegetable preservers tend machines to prepare and preserve fruit and vegetable products. They aim to keep preserved perishable foods in a stable form. Thus, they perform duties such as freezing, preserving, packing after sorting, grading, washing, peeling, trimming and slicing agricultural products.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Food preservation

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

  • Fruit and vegetables maceration

    Extract essences from vegetal materials to obtain the desired aromatic properties.

  • 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

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Prepare fruits and vegetables for pre-processing

    Perform basic preparations of fruits and vegetables such as inspecting, cleaning, sorting and grading. For instance, select fruits and vegetables that are adequate to be processed and eliminate those of inadequate quality.

  • 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 preservation treatments

    Apply common treatments to preserve the characteristics of food products taking care of their appearance, smell and taste.

  • Maintain cutting equipment

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

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • Check quality of fruits and vegetables

    Check fruits and vegetables received from suppliers; ensure highest quality and freshness.

  • Work in conveyor belts in food manufacturing

    Work in rotating conveyor belt systems in food manufacturing.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Use food cutting tools

    Trim, peel and slice products with knives, paring or food cutting tools or equipment according to guidelines.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain food specifications temperature scales analyse characteristics of food products at reception tend canning machine food canning production line adjust drying process to goods tend drying equipment jell fruits ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production operate industrial ovens food dehydration processes operate a heat treatment process identify the factors causing changes in food during storage operate equipment for food homogenisation label samples apply different dehydration processes of fruits and vegetables work according to recipe assess environmental parameters at the workplace for food products check quality of products on the production line manage fruit juice extraction processes care for food aesthetic dispose food waste