Profession oilseed presser

Oilseed pressers operate hydraulic presses that extracts oil from oilseed.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Oil seed process

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

  • Mechanical tools

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

Skills

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

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

  • Manage moisture of seeds

    Managing moisture levels of oil seeds and adjust process accordingly.

  • 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.

  • Maintain hydraulic press

    Tend hydraulic press to extract oil from seeds.

  • 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.

  • Perform preliminary operations for oil extraction

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

  • 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.

  • Regulate steam pressure

    Regulate steam pressure and temperatures according to specifications.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • 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.

  • Exert quality control to processing food

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

  • Follow verbal instructions

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

  • Crush seeds

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

  • Tend mixing oil machine

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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