Professional Area and Autoclave Driving Authorization:

Formation autoclave


1. Who is this training for?

- All professionals (butchers, butchers, caterers, farm-inns, farm canners, artisan canners, breeders and processors, restaurateurs, etc.), autoclave drivers, cooks, etc. Using an autoclave sterilizer (all brands, new or used) requiring familiarization or improvement with the sterilization of canned food intended for resale to the public.

- The training is also aimed at business creators wishing to start an activity as an artisan canner. 

M.C.M. Emballages accompanies you and trains you in the operation of autoclave sterilizers of all brands:

2. Duration of the training:

Training sessions over 1 full day, including meals, at our site in Ostwald (67). 
If the training takes place at the trainee's home, the training can take place over 2 days depending on the time of arrival of the trainer at the trainee's site. 

A typical day: 
9:00 am - 10:30 am: Legislative framework
10:30 -11:00 am: Coffee break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Theoretical training
12:30 -14:00: Lunch break

14:00 - 16:00: Practical application (start-up and full autoclave cycle)
16:00 - 17:00: Coffee break
17:00 - 18:00: End of the autoclave cycle, debriefing. Submission of the satisfaction questionnaire and the trainee evaluation questionnaire. 

3. Prerequisites for the training: 

The autoclave driving training provided by MCM Emballages does not require any special prerequisites and is open to all. 

4. Objective of the training:

- Control the closure of containers (metal cans, glass jars with glass caps or lids, trays, etc.)
- Mastery of the operation of the autoclave with a view to making canned goods for sale to the public

5. Program and objective of the training:

At the end of the autoclave driving training, the trainee must be able to master:- glass packaging/ET or cans
- Closing techniques and control
- the use of the "vacuum" function of the Autoclave (only on Korimat autoclaves)
- the principle of heat treatment, heat transfer, notion of pressure, back pressure
- Conducting the autoclave in the water phase
- working with the defined scales and/or with the sterilising value
- Safety rules
- Hygiene rules

6. Methods:

- Deepening of theoretical contributions
- Practical exercises with the execution of a complete cycle with products developed by the trainee
- Analysis of one's practice

7. Deadlines for access to training: 

Within 1 month maximum. The precise date of the training day remains to be defined between the trainer and the trainee according to the availability of the schedule of both. 

8. Evaluation methods: 

At the end of the training, an evaluation questionnaire is given to the trainee in order to measure with objective criteria the achievements acquired during the training. 

9. Pedagogical means:

The training takes place in 2 parts: 

- a theoretical part, during which the trainee is given a complete teaching support, as well as all the elements and written materials (legal texts, examples of brochures, concrete examples of  scales or mapping, etc.). All of these documents will also be submitted in electronic format. 

- a practical part, during which the trainee will learn how to handle his autoclave sterilizer and carry out a complete sterilization cycle. They will also be given materials such as autoclave user manuals, recommendations for use, etc.

10. Accessibility for persons with disabilities: 

The site MCM Emballages allows access to people with disabilities and is adapted to accommodate people with reduced mobility. 
In the case of training on the trainee's site, it is the latter who must ensure that people with disabilities are welcomed following the training. 


11. Rates: 

- Autoclave driving training: 1545 € excl. VAT (+ costs if travelling)

- Specific training in autoclave operation with validation of scales: 2000 € excl. VAT (+ costs if travel)


Mr. Ali El Jarroudi, Autoclave Sector Manager: 

Nobel Park
4 rue Alfred Kastler
67540 Ostwald - France

Office phone: (0033) 3 88 55 17 75
Mobile phone: (0033) 6 80 77 96 95

Lead Director: Ms. Balaa-de Manzini: (tel: +39 349 785 9560)

N.B.: The installation of the autoclave (any plumbing and/or electrical work can only be carried out by approved professionals and not by MCM Emballages.

Certificate No. 2200842.1. MCM Emballages is certified according to the National reference framework on the quality of actions contributing to the development of skills in Article L.6316-3 of the Labor Code and the PS-FOR-PRO-001 - Certification program for service providers contributing to the development of skills applicable for the following activity: L.6313-1-1°: Training actions (training in the operation of autoclaves)


There are several important benefits to taking autoclave operator training, including:

Safety : The autoclave is a piece of equipment used to sterilize or process sensitive materials in many fields such as the food industry. Proper autoclave operation training helps to understand safety procedures, best practices, and potential risks associated with its use. This helps reduce accidents, injuries, and property damage.

Knowledge of operations: Autoclave driving training provides an in-depth knowledge of the different stages and operating parameters of the autoclave. You will learn how to properly load and unload materials, adjust temperature, pressure, and cycle time settings, as well as interpret indicators and measurements to ensure efficient processing.

Compliance with regulations and standards: In many industries, the use of the autoclave is regulated by specific standards and protocols, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Autoclave training will allow you to understand and comply with these regulations, ensure the compliance of your procedures and guarantee the quality of the treatments carried out.

Performance Optimization : Proper autoclave driving training will allow you to master specific techniques and procedures to achieve optimal results. You will learn how to choose the right treatment program based on materials, optimize parameters to ensure effective sterilization while maintaining product integrity, and troubleshoot common autoclave issues.

Preventative maintenance: Autoclave operation training often includes elements of preventative maintenance of equipment. You will learn how to perform routine checks, identify signs of failure, maintain components, and prevent breakdowns. This helps to extend the life of the autoclave, avoid production interruptions and reduce repair costs.

In short, taking autoclave operator training will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and best practices needed to operate this equipment safely, efficiently, and in compliance with regulations. This ensures the safety of the operators, the quality of the treatments carried out and the optimization of the autoclave's performance.