9461 Process Control and Machine Operators, Food and Beverage Processing
Process control and machine operators in this unit group operate multi-function process control machinery or single-function machines to process and package food and beverage products. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, meat plants, breweries and other food and beverage processing establishments.
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- bakery machine operator – food and beverage processing
- bottling machine operator
- canning machine operator
- chocolate refiner
- control room operator – food and beverage processing
- fermenter operator
- freezer operator
- fryer operator
- meat grinder
- mixer operator, dry foods
- pasteurizer operator
- sugar boiler
Process control operators in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
- Operate multi-function process control machinery through control panels, computer terminals or other control systems to grind, extract, mix, blend, cook or otherwise process food products and to bag, box or otherwise package food products
- Operate multi-function process control machinery to grind, extract, mix, blend, distill, ferment or otherwise process alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages and to bottle, can or otherwise package beverages
- Observe gauges, computer printouts and video monitors to verify specified processing conditions and make adjustments to process variables such as cooking times, ingredient inputs, flow rates and temperature settings
- Maintain shift log of production and other data.
Machine operators in this group perform some or all of the following duties:
- Set up and adjust processing and packaging machines preparatory to operation
- Operate single-function machines to grind, extract, mix, blend, freeze, cook or otherwise process food or beverage products and to box, can or otherwise package food or beverage products
- Check products for defects and to ensure conformance to company standards and perform corrective machine adjustments as necessary
- Record production information such as quantity, weight, size, date and type of products packaged.
- Completion of secondary school may be required.
- On-the-job training is provided.
- Experience as a machine operator, food and beverage processing is usually required for process control operators.
- Experience as a labourer, food and beverage processing may be required for machine operators.
- There is little mobility among the various types of process control operators within the food and beverage processing industry.
- Process control operators may progress to supervisory positions in food and beverage processing with experience.
- There is mobility among machine operators within the food and beverage processing industry.
- Machine operators may progress to process control operators or supervisory positions in food and beverage processing with experience.
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