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8277 TEA-, COFFEE- AND COCOA-PROCESSING-MACHINE OPERATORS
 


    Tea-, coffee- and cocoa-processing machine operators operate and monitor machines to blend and prepare tea leaves, coffee or cocoa beans and chicory roots.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring machines used to dry tea leaves, roll withered leaves or dry rolled leaves, and blend various grades of tea;

    (b) operating and monitoring machines used to cut coffee or cocoa berries and remove and wash off pulp, peel off husk from beans, and cure and blend beans;

    (c) operating and monitoring machines which roast blended coffee or cocoa beans or chicory roots;

    (d) operating and monitoring machines which crush tea or grind coffee, cocoa or chicory;

    (e) performing related tasks;

    (f) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Machine-operator, cocoa-bean processing

  • Machine-operator, coffee-bean processing

  • Machine-operator, tea-leaf processing


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.