Profession oilseed presser

Oilseed pressers operate hydraulic presses that extracts oil from oilseed.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Mechanical tools

    Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • Oil seed process

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tend mixing oil machine

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

  • Exert quality control to processing food

    Ensure the quality of all factors involved in a food production process.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Refine edible oils

    Refine edible oils to make them suitable for human consumption. Remove impurities and toxic substances performing processes such as bleaching, deodorisation and cooling.

  • 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 press operation

    Operate press that separates juice from pomace. Start up the conveyor that transports pomace to the disintegrating machine.

  • Crush seeds

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

  • Manage moisture of seeds

    Managing moisture levels of oil seeds and adjust process accordingly.

  • Regulate steam pressure

    Regulate steam pressure and temperatures according to specifications.

  • 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.

  • Maintain hydraulic press

    Tend hydraulic press to extract oil from seeds.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • 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.

  • Follow verbal instructions

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

  • Perform preliminary operations for oil extraction

    Perform preliminary operations to raw materials such as cracking, shelling and dehulling before the oil extraction.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • 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

analyse characteristics of food products at reception follow written instructions label samples dispose food waste work in a food processing team liaise with managers keep machines oiled for steady functioning liaise with colleagues act reliably origin of dietary fats and oils set up equipment for food production manage fruit juice extraction processes work independently in service of a food production process perform services in a flexible manner ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production mechanical engineering applicable to edible oil seed