Profession miller

Millers tend mills to grind cereal crops to obtain flour. They regulate the flow of materials that go into mills and adjust the grind to a specified fineness. They ensure basic maintenance and cleaning of equipments. They evaluate sample of product to verify fineness of grind.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Mill operations

    Details of milling operations related to grind size, particle size distribution, heat evolution. Milling processes for different cereals and grains.

  • Starchy plant foods

    Variety of starchy plant foods that render flour, such as barley, oats, peanuts, potatoes, soybeans, rice, buckwheat, corn, lima beans, rye and chickpeas.

  • Milling machines

    Milling and mills and their operation in theory and practice.

Skills

  • Check quality of products on the production line

    Check products for quality on the production line and remove defective items before and after packaging.

  • Check processing parameters

    Check processing parameters to keep under control the technological processes.

  • Operate pneumatic conveyor chutes

    Use air-conveyor chutes to transfer products or mixtures from containers to storage tanks.

  • Apply HACCP

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

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Operate grinding machine

    Start grinding machine and regulate flow of grain from hopper.

  • Follow written instructions

    Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.

  • Keep task records

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

  • 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.

  • Work in conveyor belts in food manufacturing

    Work in rotating conveyor belt systems in food manufacturing.

  • Follow production schedule

    Follow production schedule taking into account all requirements, times and needs. This schedule outlines what individual commodities must be produced in each time period and encapsulates various concerns like production, staffing, inventory, etc. It is usually linked to manufacturing where the plan indicates when and how much of each product will be demanded. Utilise all the information in the actual implementation of the plan.

  • Follow verbal instructions

    Have the ability to follow spoken instructions received from colleagues. Strive to understand and clarify what is being requested.

  • Perform cleaning duties

    Perform cleaning duties such as waste removal, vacuuming, emptying bins, and general cleaning of the working area. Cleaning activities should follow health and safety regulations if required.

  • 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.

  • Measure precise food processing operations

    Carry out accurately measured assignments with suitable tools and equipment in the process of producing food and beverages.

  • 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 grinding mill machine

    Operate a grinding mill that grinds grains such as cereals, cocoa beans or coffee beans to obtain powders or pastes with different consistencies and grain sizes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Monitor milled food products

    Monitor milled food products to make sure they comply with production requirements and quality standards.

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

Optional knowledge and skills

label samples hire new personnel assess food samples work in a food processing team operate automated process control liaise with managers grade wheat for milling liaise with colleagues read engineering drawings act reliably keep machines oiled for steady functioning keep inventory of goods in production ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production control of expenses set up equipment for food production dispose food waste