Food technicians check production processes and product quality, and undertake maintenance and basic repair of equipment. They also assist food technologists with developing food products and establishing standards for production and packaging.
Manufacturing production managers plan, administer and review the manufacturing activities of an organisation to optimise resource use, minimise costs and maintain quality standards.
Winemakers plan, supervise and coordinate the production of wine or spirits from selected varieties of grapes. Scientific knowledge is playing an increasingly important role in winemaking and some winemakers specialise in the research and development of wine.
Product assemblers put together components and subassemblies that go into the production of metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, joinery products, jewellery and precious metal articles.
Quality assurance inspectors examine manufactured products, primary produce, goods and services to make sure they meet all standards of presentation and quality. With experience and sometimes further training, it may be possible to become a quality assurance manager, who has responsibility for all quality systems within an organisation.
Primary products inspectors examine animals, plants and agricultural produce at farms, abattoirs, processing and packing plants, wholesale markets and places of storage or shipment to ensure they meet government standards of hygiene and quality, and export requirements.
Smallgoods makers select and prepare meat, and manage the processes in the production of smallgoods.