Profession starch converting operator
Starch converting operators control converters to change starch into glucose or corn syrup. After processing, they test products to verify their purity.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Enzymatic processing
Enzymatic processes used in food production as well as in other industrial biotechnological processes.
- Variety of starches
Variety of starches including acid thinned, oxidised, cationic, succinate, and phosphate starches.
- Extraction process of starch from corn
Extraction process of starch from kernels of corn. Refining process whereby the extracted corn-starch is treated to create a solid sugar or to make another popular sweetening agent known as corn syrup.
- Food safety principles
Scientific background of food safety which includes preparation, handling, and storage of food to minimise the risk of foodborne illness and other health hazards.
- Starch production processes
Processes of starch production from tending cleaners to millers, to separators, washing screens, centrifugal separators to starch.
- 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.
- Follow written instructions
Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.
- Tend corn starch extraction machines
Operate corn starch extraction machines, following adequate procedure, and gather the extracted elements and glucose from the process.
- Collect samples for analysis
Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.
- Secure goods according to work orders
Fasten bands around stacks or articles, prior to shipment or storage.
- 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.
- Administer chemicals to starch production
Administer different chemicals to the production of starch in order to obtain different kinds of starches for a range of purposes.
- 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.
- Process starch slurry
Operate equipments to produce dextrins, with or without acid or basic catalyst.
- Follow hygienic procedures during food processing
Ensure a clean working space according to hygienic standards in the food processing industry.
- Keep task records
Organise and classify records of prepared reports and correspondence related to the performed work and progress records of tasks.
- Apply HACCP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
- Use filters to dewater starch
Use filters to wash and dewater starch slurry to prepare it for further processing into starch and dextrins, sweeteners and ethanol.
- 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.
- Stabilise pH of starches
Stabilise pH of starches by performing pH tests, adding chemicals for the purpose in adequate quantities.
- Measure pH
Measuring pH which is a measure of acidity or alkalinity.
- Apply GMP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
- 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.