Profession fruit-press operator

Fruit-press operators tend power presses to extract juice from fruits. For the purpose, they spread fruit evenly in cloth before tending the press and keep filter bags between sections in the machines ready for the extraction process. They are in charge of removing filter bags or pull cart from press and dump fruit pulp residue into containers.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Lift heavy weights

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

  • Disassemble equipment

    Disassembles equipment using hand tools in order to clean equipments and to perform regular operational maintenance.

  • Apply HACCP

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

  • Manage delivery of raw materials

    Manage reception of raw materials. Receive raw materials from the suppliers. Check for quality and accuracy and move into the warehouse. Make sure that raw materials are adequately stored until they are required by the production department.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • Core apples

    Core apples and quarter them using an apple corer.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

  • Work in a food processing team

    Collaborate in a team with other food processing professionals in service of the food & beverages industry.

  • Be at ease in unsafe environments

    Be at ease in unsafe environments like being exposed to dust, rotating equipment, hot surfaces, sub-freezing and cold storage areas, noise, wet floors and moving lift equipment.

  • 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.

  • Operate pumping equipment

    Operate pumping equipment; oversee gas and oil transport from wellheads to refineries or storage facilities.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • 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.

  • Ensure sanitation

    Keep workspaces and equipment free from dirt, infection, and disease by removing waste, trash and providing for appropriate cleaning.

  • Manage fruit juice extraction processes

    Use presses and filters to extract juice from fruit.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

keep machines oiled for steady functioning set up equipment for food production chemical constitution of apples health, safety and hygiene legislation variety of apples analyse characteristics of food products at reception analyse apple juice for cider production select apples check processing parameters analyse samples of food and beverages label samples dispose food waste ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production filter liquids