Profession germination operator

Germination operators tend steeping and germination vessels where barley is germinated to produce malt.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Airtight storage

    Airtight storage techniques to prevent the entrance or escape of air or gas and to discourage moisture and vermin intrusion.

  • Malting process

    The malting process consists of soaking cereal grains, usually barley, and then halting further germination by kilning.

  • Temperature scales

    Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales.

Skills

  • Tend fans for machines

    Start fans that force conditioned air into drums or compartments.

  • 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.

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

  • 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.

  • Malt grains

    Germinate the grain to produce and prepare malt for drying.

  • Tend agitation machine

    Tend agitation machine ensuring that there is a uniform agitation of the batch.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Record malting cycle data

    Record data concerning the malting cycle and its variables such as air, water temperature, and humidity content.

  • Exert quality control to processing food

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

  • Assess cereal quality for brewing

    Assessing barley variety, germination potential, moisture content, nitrogen content, and screening for grain size.

  • 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.

  • Operate grain cleaning machine

    Start automatic cleaning machine that blows as well as sifts foreign particles, like dirt, twigs, and also stones from whole grain conveys clean grain to storage tank for further processing.

  • Check processing parameters

    Check processing parameters to keep under control the technological processes.

  • Comply with food safety and hygiene

    Respect optimal food safety and hygiene during preparation, manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution and delivery of food products.

  • Adjust temperature gauges

    Operate temperature gauges to maintain food and drink items at appropriate temperatures.

  • Apply HACCP

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

  • Monitor temperature in manufacturing process of food and beverages

    Monitor and control required temperatures in the different phases of production until the product reaches suitable properties according to specifications.

  • 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

follow written instructions liaise with colleagues liaise with managers ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production health, safety and hygiene legislation perform services in a flexible manner follow verbal instructions keep machines oiled for steady functioning assess quality characteristics of food products inspect insects in whole grain label samples