Food process workers operate machines and prepare foods for processing using a wide range of equipment and methods.
Duties & Tasks
Food process workers may perform the following tasks:receive, check and store raw materials
operate conveyor and processing equipment
take samples and check products for dispatch
check boxes or bins of fruit and vegetables as they are delivered and organise weighing and storage
prepare and sort fruit and vegetables for processing and feed them into machines
handle live or slaughtered poultry and prepare for cooking or further processing
operate machinery for chemical treating, size grading, crushing, extracting juice, mixing, freezing and drying foods
operate machinery to blend flour, meal and feed
sterilise equipment and keep processing areas clean.
If involved in the storage and conservation of grain, food process workers may take samples of grain for analysis, keep records of silo stocks and sew bags using industrial sewing machines.par Those involved in grain mill work do a lot of lifting, pushing and dragging. Conditions may be dusty, noisy, hot or cold depending on the processes being carried out.
good communication skills
enjoy practical work
high standard of personal cleanliness
aptitude for technical activities
attention to detail
good hand-eye coordination
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
no skin allergies or chest complaints.