Profession malt kiln operator
Malt kiln operators tend kiln machines and equipment while supervising that the grain roasting operation maintains in specified roasting parameters.
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- Types of barley
The different types of barley; their characteristics, and quality.
- Fire-fighting systems
The devices and systems used to extinguish fires; the classes and chemistry of fire.
- Temperature scales
Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales.
- Monitor roasting
Monitor the roasting of coffee beans and grains for proper degree of roasting to produce the desired flavours and colours.
- Apply GMP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
- Stand high temperatures
Stand high temperatures while keeping concentration and efficiency under demanding circumstances.
- 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.
- Operate industrial ovens
Observe temperature and heat oven to the specified temperature. Operate roasting pans and facilitate the roasting process with instruments that prevent grain from sticking to the pans.
- Tend agitation machine
Tend agitation machine ensuring that there is a uniform agitation of the batch.
- 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.
- Roast malt
Roast malt following the adequate procedures, paying attention to the time of roasting to obtain specified colour or hardness. Follow specifications of drying and roasting.
- Apply HACCP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
- Control gas-fired furnace for malt roasting
Light and control gas-fired furnace that heats malt drying kilns.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tend fans for machines
Start fans that force conditioned air into drums or compartments.
- Set up machine controls
Set up or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, or pressure.
- Exert quality control to processing food
Ensure the quality of all factors involved in a food production process.
- Adjust temperature gauges
Operate temperature gauges to maintain food and drink items at appropriate temperatures.
- Maintain industrial ovens
Maintaining industrial ovens in order to ensure effective and correct operation.
- Apply flame handling regulations
Apply laws and organisation rules for the safe storage and use of flammables.
- 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.
- Take measures against flammability
Take measures against fire. Liquor that contains 40% ABV will catch fire if heated to about 26 °C and if an ignition source is applied to it. The flash point of pure alcohol is 16.6 °C.
- Operate a heat treatment process
Apply heat treatment aimed at preparing and preserving half-finished or finished food products.
- Use different types of fire extinguishers
Understand and apply various methods of firefighting and various types and classes of fire extinguishing equipment.
- Manage kiln ventilation
Managing a product specific and energy efficient kiln ventilation.
- Manage flammable substances
Managing flammable substances to roasting operations and ensuring that safety measures are in place.
- 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 skillscolour ranges of roasting show confidence liaise with colleagues label samples lift heavy weights ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production follow written instructions dispose food waste act reliably follow verbal instructions adjust drying process to goods food dehydration processes liaise with managers perform services in a flexible manner
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