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

  • Fruit and vegetables maceration

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

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Use food cutting tools

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

  • Maintain cutting equipment

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

  • Apply preservation treatments

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

  • 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.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • 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.

  • Check quality of fruits and vegetables

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

  • Apply HACCP

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

  • 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

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