Mill operations

Description

Details of milling operations related to grind size, particle size distribution, heat evolution. Milling processes for different cereals and grains.

Alternative labels

mill operation
mill production
mill working
mill performance

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Mill operations is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

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.

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.

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.

Optional knowledge

Mill operations is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

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.

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.
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.
Master coffee roaster: Master coffee roasters design new coffee styles and ensure the quality of blends and recipes pragmatically. They write blending formulas to guide workers who prepare coffee blends for commercial purposes.
Brick and tile caster: Brick and tile casters operate and maintain mixing machines used in brick and tile products development.
Malt master: Malt masters evaluate and grade different malts on a sensory basis for brewing purposes. They assess the look, the smell, and the taste of raw materials and unfinished products in order to maintain the consistency of products. They use their knowledge to prepare mixtures as part of product development.
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.
Pastry maker: Pastry makers prepare and bake cakes, cookies, croissants, pies and alike products according to recipes.

 


 

References

  1. Mill operations – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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