How to become a Food Process Worker

Food process workers operate machines and prepare foods for processing using a wide range of equipment and methods.

Personal requirements of a Food Process Worker

  • 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.

Education & Training for a Food Process Worker

You can work as a food process worker without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a food process worker through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Additional Information
For certain food processing work, such as poultry processing, you may need a forklift licence. See the separate entry for Forklift Operator for further information.
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