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Food Process Worker

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.
  • Working conditions
    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.
    Personal requirements
  • 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.
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