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In compliance with Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, under the Personal Data Protection Act, we inform you that data collected will form part of an automated file, under the ownership of BARCELONA ACTIVE SPM S.A., with registered office at 162-164 Calle Llacuna, Barcelona, with the aim of managing enrollments and of informing of the company's activities and services within its field of action. You will be able to exercise access rights, rectification, cancel cancellation and/or opposition via written communication to the Legal Services of BARCELONA ACTIVE SPM S.A. at the aforementioned address.

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Other denominations

Plant worker in the food industry, manufacturing worker in the food industry


The processing worker in the food industry is a professional who controls and carries out the processes of receiving, handling, processing and preparing food products, in other words, the production of food. This production is comprised of different processes, called basic operations, which are characteristic of the food industry where one works, observing at all times the standards established by the company related to quality, the environment, health and safety, as well as technical matters.


  • Receives the manufacturing plan, with notes on the ingredients that will be used, the parameters that must be controlled (ex.: the temperature at which the process must be carried out, quality parameters, environment, etc), inspections to be conducted and the documentation to be recorded.
  • Understands and clarifies all questions regarding the manufacturing order with the shift manager.
  • Receives the raw materials and ingredients, additives, auxiliary materials, containers and packaging.
  • Verifies that the materials received are those which are needed for the production process, and that they fulfil the necessary specifications for their subsequent use.
  • Identifies and records batches of raw and other materials, intermediate goods, finished goods, according to the specifications established by the company, through notes in the records designed for this purpose (on paper or electronically, in a manufacturing management programme).
  • Carries out the processing and preparation operations set forth by the manufacturing plan of the product to be produced:
    Prepare the work space, applying all necessary measures established by the company (e.g. safety, hygiene and environmental protection measures to avoid the risk of product contamination, accidents and environmental pollution).
    Ensure handling and process techniques (e.g. selecting, classifying, washing, peeling, sealing) ingredients to standardise quality and prepare them for subsequent processing, depending on the production sheet.
    Check, apply and alter parameters in relation to the machinery used to manufacture a product, according to the values set out in the production sheet. Processes may include: mechanical processing (e.g. size reduction, pressing, mixing, filtering, homogenisation; biochemical processing (e.g. fermentation); transformation through the application of heat (e.g.: frying, cooking); the reduction of the amount of water (evaporation, dehydration, freeze-drying and concentration); the transferral of materials (extraction and filtering); conservation through the application of heat (pasteurisation, sterilisation); conservation through cooling (refrigeration and freezing), etc
    Monitor and regulate automated machinery processes.
    Handle and monitor the operation of machinery and equipment used in the manufacturing process.
    Maintain machinery and utensils in ideal condition in order to ensure equipment meets all hygiene standards.
    Carries out the maintenance, cleaning, disinfection and conditioning processes set forth in the work plan.
  • Records, identifies and segregates defective or non-conforming products for their subsequent analysis, in accordance with the protocols set forth by the company.
  • Stores the products under suitable conditions in order to ensure their preservation and organoleptic characteristics, after using them in the scheduled manufacturing.
  • Records the results of the process parameter tests and of the inspections set forth by the work plan for every product.
  • Properly manages waste (cleaning of equipment and machinery, remnants, intermediate products, etc).
  • Adopts at all times the measures set forth in the company's regulations and works in accordance with the correct practices of safety in the workplace.

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