Profession sugar refinery operator

Sugar refinery operators tend and control refinery equipment to produce sugars and related products from raw sugar or other raw materials like corn starch.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Enzymatic processing

    Enzymatic processes used in food production as well as in other industrial biotechnological processes.

  • Types of sugars

    Variety of sugars and starches from different raw materials. Differences in texture and the level of sweetness that is provided by a measured amount of the refined product.

  • Chemical aspects of sugar

    Chemical aspects and constitution of sugar to alter recipes and provide customers with experiences of pleasure.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tend corn starch extraction machines

    Operate corn starch extraction machines, following adequate procedure, and gather the extracted elements and glucose from the process.

  • Comply with food safety and hygiene

    Respect optimal food safety and hygiene during preparation, manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution and delivery of food products.

  • 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 GMP

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

  • 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.

  • Monitor sugar uniformity

    Monitor that the sugar and centrifuged products are uniform and comply with quality standards.

  • Perform food safety checks

    Carry out food safety checks in order to assure compliance with requirements, regulations, and other good food manufacturing practices.

  • Measure sugar refinement

    Measuring the level of refinement of sugars.

  • Disassemble equipment

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

  • Handle product separation in the sugar industry

    Handling the products separated by centrifuge machines such as wash molasses, mother liquor (syrup), and sugar crystals. Packing the products in different containers depending on their characteristics.

  • Clean food and beverage machinery

    Clean machinery used for food or beverage production processes. Prepare the appropriate solutions for cleaning. Prepare all parts and assure that they are clean enough to avoid deviation or errors in the production process.

  • 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.

  • Monitor centrifugal separators

    Operating and monitoring centrifugal separators.

  • Apply HACCP

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

Optional knowledge and skills

measure density of liquids health, safety and hygiene legislation ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production act reliably liaise with colleagues set up equipment for food production food preservation food storage dispose food waste work in a food processing team financial capability liaise with managers