Profession granulator machine operator

Granulator machine operators perform the mixing and granulation of powdered ingredients using mixing and milling machines in order to prepare the ingredients to be compressed into medicinal tablets. They set up the batch size and follow ingredient formulas.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Good manufacturing practices

    Regulatory requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) applied in the relevant manufacturing sector.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.


  • Keep task records

    Organise and classify records of prepared reports and correspondence related to the performed work and progress records of tasks.

  • Work in shifts

    Work in rotating shifts, where the goal is to keep a service or production line running around the clock and each day of the week.

  • Perform blending operations

    Perform powdered ingredients blending adding the correct binding ingredient according to the formula: gelatin, water, alcohol or starch paste.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • Keep time accurately

    Measure the passage of time, often with the assistance of a clock or stopwatch.

  • Monitor powdered ingredients

    Monitor the batch and the ingredients, ensuring the weights and measures are conforming to the specified formula.

  • Lift heavy weights

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

  • Adhere to standard procedures

    Adhere to and follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Keep stock records

    Keep written records of the amount of stock in storage, incoming and outgoing products required for the proper operation of services, repairs and maintenance tasks.

  • Apply hygiene and safety regulations

    Pursue optimal safety, health and hygiene circumstances, taking into account local regulations and personal requirements. Manage waste disposal according to local laws and regulations.

  • Assemble machines

    Assemble machines according to instructions and specifications.

  • Use communication techniques

    Apply techniques of communication which allow interlocutors to better understand each other and communicate accurately in the transmission of messages.

  • Maintain manufacturing rooms

    Maintain the cleanliness of rooms when the manufacturing process is finished and the product is completed according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Perform granulation equipment transfer

    Perform the loading and unloading of granulation equipment.

  • Oversee granulation operations

    Oversee the operations performed within the granulation process, in order to detect any deviations or problems, ensuring the quality standards are kept.

  • Disassemble equipment

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

Optional knowledge and skills

attention to detail tend ion-exchange equipment analyse granulated mixture collaborate with a technical staff in artistic productions

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