Food and Drink Factory Workers (other)

Also known as Egg Factory Worker, Ice-cream Maker, Margarine Maker.
This occupation group covers Food and Drink Factory Workers not elsewhere classified.
Training time 10 months - 2 years
Average pay $50,006
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 11,500

What does a Food and Drink Factory Workers (other) do?

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate I in Food Processing
TAFE
Certificate II in Food Processing
TAFE
Certificate III in Food Processing
TAFE
Control Food Contamination and Spoilage
Follow Work Procedures to Maintain Food Safety
Food Safety Supervisor - Food Processing
Identify, Evaluate and Control Food Safety Hazards
Implement the Food Safety Program and Procedures
Participate in a HACCP Team