Label raw material/ product samples for laboratory checks, according to implemented quality system.
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Label samples is an essential skill of the following occupations:
Industrial waste inspector: Industrial waste inspectors conduct controls in companies to ensure they comply with waste and environmental regulations. They check the documentation related to waste management, they collect samples for analysis and observe the industrial practices. They may advise or preventive or corrective actions to improve industrial waste management and disposal.
Raw material reception operator: Raw material reception operators operate and maintain tools and equipment to ensure that qualitative and quantitative requirements in the reception of the raw material are met. They use equipment to evaluate products such as grains, potatoes, cassava root, etc. They store and distribute products to the different processing factory units.
Label samples is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.
Hydrogenation machine operator: Hydrogenation machine operators control equipment to process base oils for manufacture of margarine and shortening products.
Pasta operator: Pasta operators manufacture dry pasta products. They unload raw ingredients from storage silos and ingredient delivery systems. These operators mix, press, extrude as to reach desired drying levels of pasta.
Coffee grinder: Coffee grinders operate grinding machines to grind coffee beans to specified fineness.
Green coffee buyer: Green coffee buyers purchase green coffee beans from producers all around the world commissioned by coffee roasters. They have a deep knowledge of the process of coffee from the fruit to the cup.
Candy machine operator: Candy machine operators tend machines that mix candy ingredients. They tend machines that weigh, measure, and mix ingredients. They form soft candies by spreading candy onto cooling and warming slabs cutting them manually or mechanically. They cast candies in moulds or by machine that extrudes candy.
Industrial cook: Industrial cooks create new food designs and recipes. They prepare, measure and mix ingredients to prepare foodstuff products. They control and regulate temperatures, monitor cooking process, assign specific baking tasks, and direct workers in task performance.
Blending plant operator: Blending plant operators control equipment to weigh and mix vegetable oils used in products such as salad oil and margarines. They tend pump oils to perform the blending according to specific formulas. They draw off samples of mixed oil to examine its texture and colour and based on that make adjustments to blending processes.
Baker: Bakers make a wide range of breads, pastries, and other baked goods. They follow all the processes from receipt and storage of raw materials, preparation of raw materials for bread-making, measurement and mixing of ingredients into dough and proof. They tend ovens to bake products to an adequate temperature and time.
Water treatment systems operator: Water treatment system operators treat water to ensure safety for drinking, irrigation, or other use. They operate and maintain water treatment equipment and ensure the water is safe for bottling and use in food production by thoroughly testing before distribution, and by meeting environmental standards.
Brew house operator: Brew house operators monitor the processes of mashing, lautering and boiling of raw materials. They make sure that the brewing vessels are clean correctly and timely. They supervise the work in the brew house and operate the brew house equipment to deliver brews of good quality within the specified time.
Pasta maker: Pasta makers prepare fresh pasta, fillings, and other types of pasta following specific recipes and processes.
Centrifuge operator: Centrifuge operators tend centrifugal machines that separate impurities from food materials aimed to be further processed as to achieve finished foodstuffs.
Botanical technician: Botanical technicians provide technical assistance in researching and testing different plant species to monitor their properties such as growth and structure. They collect and analyse data using laboratory equipment, compile reports and maintain laboratory stock. Botanical technicians also study plants to research their use in areas such as medicine, food and materials.
Oilseed presser: Oilseed pressers operate hydraulic presses that extracts oil from oilseed.
Biology technician: Biology technicians provide technical assistance in researching and analysing the relationship between living organisms and their environment. They use laboratory equipment to examine organic substances such as bodily fluids, medicines, plants and food. They collect and analyse data for experiments, compile reports and maintain laboratory stock.
Food analyst: Food analysts perform standardised tests to determine the chemical, physical, or microbiological features of products for human consumption.
Slaughterer: Slaughterers slaughter animals and process carcasses for further processing and distribution.
Coffee roaster: Coffee roasters control gas fired roasters to dry coffee beans. They dump coffee beans into roasting ovens and once roasted, they compare colour of roasting beans against specifications. They perform cooling of the beans by operating mechanical blowers.
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.
Coffee taster: Coffee tasters taste coffee samples in order to evaluate the features of the product or to prepare blending formulas. They determine the product’s grade, estimate its market value, and explore how these products may appeal to different consumer tastes. They write blending formulas for workers who prepare coffee products for commercial purposes.
Scientific laboratory technician: Scientific laboratory technicians carry out laboratory-based research, analysis and testing and support life science professionals. They sample, test, measure, research and analyse in areas such as biology, biotechnology, environmental science, forensic science and pharmacology. Scientific laboratory technicians also observe and monitor laboratory activities, record test sequences and analyse the results.
Analytical chemist: Analytical chemists research and describe the chemical composition of substances. Moreover, they draw conclusions related to the behaviour of such substances in different conditions.
Baking operator: Baking operators tend automatic reels or conveyor-type ovens to bake bread, pastries and other bakery products. They interpret work orders to determine the products and the quantities to be baked. They set the operational speed of conveyors, baking times, and temperatures. They supervise the baking process and maintain oven operations in control.
Blender operator: Blender operators produce non-alcoholic flavoured waters by managing the administration of a large selection of ingredients to water. They handle and administer ingredients such as sugar, fruits juices, vegetable juices, syrups based on fruit or herbs, natural flavours, synthetic food additives like artificial sweeteners, colours, preservatives, acidity regulators, vitamins, minerals, and carbon dioxide. They manage the quantities depending on the product.
Oil mill operator: Oil mill operators tend mills to extract oil from oilseed following an artisanal techniques.
Carbonation operator: Carbonation operators perform the injection of carbonation into beverages.
Fruit and vegetable preserver: Fruit and vegetable preservers tend machines to prepare and preserve fruit and vegetable products. They aim to keep preserved perishable foods in a stable form. Thus, they perform duties such as freezing, preserving, packing after sorting, grading, washing, peeling, trimming and slicing agricultural products.
Blanching operator: Blanching operators remove outer coverings or skins from almonds and nuts in general. They cut leaves and impurities of raw material and control the flow of nuts, seeds, and/or leaves in the process. They use pressure and temperature to blanch the raw material if necessary.
Fish canning operator: Fish canning operators brine, cook and package fish. They sterilise fish canning lines and introduce fishes in tanks once heads and visceras have been removed from the body. They tend cooking stoves to preheat the fish, and fill the cans either manually or mechanically with fish, olive oil or other products.
Fruit-press operator: Fruit-press operators tend power presses to extract juice from fruits. For the purpose, they spread fruit evenly in cloth before tending the press and keep filter bags between sections in the machines ready for the extraction process. They are in charge of removing filter bags or pull cart from press and dump fruit pulp residue into containers.
Malt kiln operator: Malt kiln operators tend kiln machines and equipment while supervising that the grain roasting operation maintains in specified roasting parameters.
Extract mixer tester: Extract mixer testers sift spices using mechanical sifters. They operate mixing machines to blend spices and weigh them until a specified consistency is reached. They compare colours of mixtures with the standard colour chart to ensure that colours of the mixture meet the specifications.
Distillery miller: Distillery millers tend distillery mills in order to clean and grind whole grain for use in production of distilled liquors. They tend cleaning machines to remove impurities from grains followed by the grinding and weighing of grains. They perform daily maintenance on pumps, air-conveyor chutes and machines.
Food safety inspector: Food safety inspectors carry out inspections in food processing environments from a food safety standpoint. They are part of official control bodies who check and control food products and processes to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing safety and health.
Beverage filtration technician: Beverage filtration technicians operate machines that clarify beverages prior to filtering. For the purpose, they transfer fermented beverages from settling casks into clarifying tanks and spreads chemicals over the surface of beverages to aid their clarification. Then, they pump beverages to transfer them to filtering tanks.
Meat preparations operator: Meat preparations operators prepare fresh meat with ingredients such as spices, herbs or additives in order to make ready-for-sale meat preparations.
Dryer attendant: Dryer attendants tend rotary dryers to remove moisture from raw materials or food products in transformation. They observe instruments to verify dryer temperature and regulate steam pressure in order to determine if products have the specified moisture content.
Assayer: Assayers test and analyse precious metals such as silver and gold to determine the value and properties of components using chemical and physical techniques. They also seperate precious metals or other components from other materials.
Milk reception operator: Milk reception operators use devices that ensure the correct qualitative and quantitative reception of the raw milk. They perform initial cleaning operations, storage and distribution of raw material to the different processing factory units.
Fish production operator: Fish production operators regulate and supervise fish product manufacturing facilities. They keep stock of all required ingredients and equipment for mass manufacturing. They also perform processes such as moulding, breading, frying, freezing, setting the system’s temperature and checking speeds.
Prepared meat operator: Prepared meat operators process meat either by hand or using meat machines such as meat grinding, crushing or mixing machines. They perform preservation processes such as pasteurising, salting, drying, freeze-drying, fermenting and smoking. Prepared meat operators strive to keep meat free from germs and other health risks for a longer period than fresh meat.
Mineralogist: Mineralogists study the composition, structure and other physical aspects of the earth. They analyse various minerals and use scientific equipment to determine their structure and properties. Their work mostly focuses on the classification and identification of minerals by taking samples and performing further tests, analysis and examinations.
Dairy products manufacturing worker: Dairy products manufacturing workers set up, operate and tend equipment to process milk, cheese, ice cream and other dairy products.
Starch extraction operator: Starch extraction operators use equipment to extract starch from raw material such as corn, potatoes, rice, tapioca, wheat, etc.
Canning and bottling line operator: Canning and bottling line operators observe bottles and cans passing by during the production process. They stand next to conveyors belts to ensure that bottles are filled to standard levels that there are no major deviations. They discard defective bottles or cans.
Dairy processing technician: Dairy processing technicians supervise and coordinate production processes, operations, and maintenance workers in milk, cheese, ice cream and/or other dairy production plants. They assist food technologists in improving processes, developing new food products and establishing procedures and standards for production and packaging.
Biochemistry technician: Biochemistry technicians provide technical assistance in researching, analysing and testing the reactions caused by chemicals in living organisms. They use laboratory equipment to help develop or improve chemical-based products and also collect and analyse data for experiments, compile reports and maintain laboratory stock.
Distillery worker: Distillery workers operate industrial distillery equipment and machinery. They perform the maintenance and cleaning of the machinery, roll barrels, and stamp barrel heads.
Fat-purification worker: Fat-purification workers operate acidulation tanks and equipment that help with the separation of undesirable components from oils.
Dairy processing operator: Dairy processing operators set up and operate continuous flow or vat-type equipment to process milk, cheese, ice cream, and other dairy products following specific instructions, methods and formulas.
Germination operator: Germination operators tend steeping and germination vessels where barley is germinated to produce malt.
Packaging and filling machine operator: Packaging and filling machine operators tend machines for preparing and packing food products in various packaging containers such as jars, cartons, cans, and others.
Process engineer: Process engineers apply engineering concepts in order to improve all kinds of production and manufacturing processes in terms of efficiency and productivity. They evaluate the variables and constraints present in given processes and present engineering solutions to optimise them.
Milk heat treatment process operator: Milk heat treatment process operators use equipments to perform different methods of pasteurisation and/or sterilisation to dairy liquid products. They operate equipment such as raw product booster pumps, homogenisers, flavour control equipment, clarifiers, separators, auxiliary pumps, and filters.
Animal feed operator: Animal feed operators tend various animal feed processing machines in industrial plants such as mixing machines, filling machines, and loading machines.
Cigar inspector: Cigar inspectors test, sort, sample and weigh cigars in order to find defects and deviations away from the product’s specifications.
Kosher slaughterer: Kosher slaughterers slaughter animals and process carcasses of kosher meat for further processing and distribution. They slaughter animals as stated in Jewish law and according to rituals.
Cotton gin operator: Cotton gin operators perform ginning operations for separating cotton fibres from the seeds. They tend bale presses and remove the processed bales from the gin. They perform machine maintenance and ensure smooth running of processing operations.
Miller: Millers tend mills to grind cereal crops to obtain flour. They regulate the flow of materials that go into mills and adjust the grind to a specified fineness. They ensure basic maintenance and cleaning of equipments. They evaluate sample of product to verify fineness of grind.
Fruit and vegetable canner: Fruit and vegetable canners tend machines to prepare industrial products based on fruits and vegetables for storage or shipping. They perform a wide range of tasks such as sorting, grading, washing, peeling, trimming, and slicing. Moreover, they follow procedures for canning, freezing, preserving, packing food products.
Confectioner: Confectioners make a varied range of cakes, candies and other confectionery items for industrial purposes or for direct selling.
Cocoa mill operator: Cocoa mill operators tend machines to pulverise cacao beans into powder of specified fineness. They use air classification systems that separate powder based on its density. Moreover, they weigh, bag, and stack the product.
Liquor grinding mill operator: Liquor grinding mill operators run mills that grind cracked cocoa beans or nibs of cocoa bean paste as to obtain liquid chocolate of specified consistency. They operate hoppers by sliding their gates to release cocoa nibs which then go through grinding stones.
Cider fermentation operator: Cider fermentation operators control the fermentation process of mash or wort inoculated with yeast.
Food production operator: Food production operators supply and perform one or more tasks in different stages of the food production process. They perform manufacturing operations and processes to foods and beverages, perform packaging, operate machines manually or automatically, follow predetermined procedures, and take food safety regulations on board.
Material testing technician: Material testing technicians perform a variety of tests on materials such as soils, concrete, masonry and asphalt, in order to verify conformance to intended usage cases and specifications.
Cigarette making machine operator: Cigarette making machine operators tend cigarette-making machines to encase tobacco in continuous paper rolls followed by cutting cigarettes from roll. They place roll of cigarette paper on spindles and set monogram-printing devices to print brand name on cigarette paper at specified position.
Refining machine operator: Refining machine operators tend machines to refine crude oils, such as soybean oil, cottonseed oil, and peanut oil. They tend wash tanks to remove by-products and remove impurities with heat.
Halal slaughterer: Halal slaughterers slaughter animals and process carcasses of halal meat from cows and chickens for further processing and distribution. They slaughter animals as stated in Islamic law and ensure that the animals are fed, slaughtered and hung up accordingly.
Bacteriology technician: Bacteriology technicians provide technical assistance in researching and testing bacteria using laboratory equipment. They collect and analyse data for experiments, compile reports and maintain laboratory stock.
Liquor blender: Liquor blenders regauge, filter, rectify, blend and verify proof of alcoholic drinks before these are prepared for bottling. For the purpose, they tend equipment and machinery to perform each one of these processes.
Flour purifier operator: Flour purifier operators tend machines to blend and sift flour. They tend screw conveyors to transport flour for blending and purification processes. They operate separators to sieve blended flour and to remove lumps before it is ready for packaging.
Application engineer: Application engineers deal with the technical requirements, management, and design for the development of various engineering applications, such as systems, new product designs, or the improvements of processes. They are responsible for the implementation of a design or process improvement, they offer technical support for products, answer questions about the technical functionality and assist the sales team.
Pastry maker: Pastry makers prepare and bake cakes, cookies, croissants, pies and alike products according to recipes.
Zoology technician: Zoology technicians provide technical assistance in researching and testing animal species using laboratory equipment. They aid in research concerning animals as well as their environments and ecosystems. They collect and analyse data, compile reports and maintain laboratory stock.
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