8311 FOOD AND DRINK FACTORY WORKERS
FOOD AND DRINK FACTORY WORKERS perform routine tasks in manufacturing food and beverages.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
weighing, measuring, mixing, dissolving and boiling ingredients
adding materials, such as spices and preservatives, to food and beverages
operating heating, chilling, freezing, pasteurising, carbonating, sulphuring and desulphuring plant
monitoring product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary
operating machines to peel, core, slice, dice, pit and juice fruit and vegetables
cleaning equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks, vessels and floors, and maintaining infestation control programs
regulating speed of conveyors and crusher rollers, and adjusting tension of rollers to ensure total extraction of juice from sugar cane
moving products from production lines into storage and shipping areas
packaging and bottling products