Profession kettle tender

Kettle tenders operate machines that mix chewing gum base with sugar or sweetener. They follow procedures to place gum base in containers and then direct it to flow into mixers.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Chemical aspects of sugar

    Chemical aspects and constitution of sugar to alter recipes and provide customers with experiences of pleasure.

  • Temperature scales

    Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales.

Skills

  • Control open-fire kettles

    Control open-fire kettles, steam-jacketed kettles, batch cookers, or continuous pressure cookers to cook gum, candy, and other confectionery ingredients according to formula.

  • Monitor flow of gum

    Monitor the flow of gum from mixer into the hopper of the machine.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lift heavy weights

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

  • Mark differences in colours

    Identify differences between colours, such as shades of colour.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • 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.

  • Carry out checks of production plant equipment

    Carry out checks of the machinery and equipment used in the production plant. Ensure that the machinery is working properly, set machines before usage, and assure continuous operability of the equipment.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform cleaning duties work independently in service of a food production process operate automated process control follow hygienic procedures during food processing follow verbal instructions ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production follow written instructions