Profession oil mill operator

Oil mill operators tend mills to extract oil from oilseed following an artisanal techniques.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Origin of dietary fats and oils

    The difference between dietary fats and oils derived from animals and vegetables.

  • Components of oil seeds

    Chemical constituents of oil seeds, hull content, oil content and the effect of planting and harvesting at the right time for oil extraction.

  • Oil seed process

    Oil seed process from cleaning the oil bearing seed, decorticating the seed, crushing, conditioning and heating, to filtering and neutralising.


  • 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.

  • Disassemble equipment

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

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Monitor oil blending process

    Monitor the blending process of oil. Make adjustments to blending process according to results of tests.

  • Tend equipment for oil extraction

    Tend equipment that strains stearin from vegetable oils, such as soybean oil, corn oil, and cottonseed oil to produce salad oil. Chill the oil in a chilling tank for the specified time to solidify stearin. Use air pressure to force oil through filters and trap suspended stearin.

  • Pump products

    Operate pumping machines according to specific procedures and depending on the kind of product. Ensure correct quantities and adequate feeding for the process.

  • 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 HACCP

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

  • Tend mixing oil machine

    Use machines to weigh and mix vegetable oils for products, such as salad oils, shortening and margarine, according to formula.

  • Manage moisture of seeds

    Managing moisture levels of oil seeds and adjust process accordingly.

  • Clean waste materials from machines

    Clean waste materials from machine using the adequate equipment or appliances as to ensure smooth operations, avoid accidents, and maintain clean working place.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Filter edible oils

    Filter oil as one of the processes of oil extraction. Pump oil, using equipment such as sifters or cloths, and adhere to health and safety regulations.

  • Crush seeds

    Crush seeds by passing the seeds or kernels between steel rollers.

Optional knowledge and skills

follow verbal instructions liaise with managers monitor milled food products work independently in service of a food production process health, safety and hygiene legislation ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production act reliably follow hygienic procedures during food processing operate grinding machine dispose food waste keep machines oiled for steady functioning liaise with colleagues label samples set up equipment for food production follow written instructions perform cleaning duties ensure health, safety and security measures

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