Profession honey extractor

Honey extractors operate machines to extract liquid honey from honeycombs. They place decapped honeycombs in honey-extracting machine baskets to empty honeycombs.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Honey extractors types

    Mechanical devices used in the extraction of honey from honeycombs without destroying the comb. 

  • Honey varieties

    Varieties of honey based on how they are processed. Some examples: comb honey, strained honey, chunk honey, extracted honey, pressed honey, crystallised or granulated honey, and creamed honey. 

  • Honey constituents

    Constituents of honey such as water, fructose, glucose, sucrose and other sugars and their interactions in the production/extraction of honey products.

  • Centrifugal force

    Apparent force that draws a rotating body away from the centre of rotation. Application to machines that use centrifugal forces.

Skills

  • Monitor food production documentation

    Conducting document control during different stages of production to monitor production steps and quality.

  • Handle honeycombs

    Handle honeycombs carefully. Place combs into machine. Remove them when empty and place them in vacant supers. Care for the integrity of the honeycomb, and extract as much honey as possible.

  • 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).

  • Remove wax from honeycombs

    Remove the wax on honeycombs, which covers and fills in cells before centrifugation.

  • Tend honey extraction machine

    Operate a machine such as radial or tangential extractors that extracts honey from combs.

  • Clean honey from pollen

    Clean honey from pollen if the requirement is having a clear honey liquid. Identifies honey impurities, such as wax, body parts of bees, or dust.

  • Differentiate honey depending on the origin

    Differentiate types of honey depending on the origin, such as honeydew honey, blossom honey, monofloral honey, and polyfloral honey.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • Apply HACCP

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

Optional knowledge and skills

operate centrifuges act reliably lift heavy weights liaise with managers monitor centrifugal separators perform cleaning duties liaise with colleagues