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Testers and graders, food and beverage processing

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9465

Testers and graders in this unit group test or grade ingredients and finished food or beverage products to ensure conformance to company standards. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, fish plants, meat plants, breweries and other food and beverage processing plants.

Job Duties for Testers and graders, food and beverage processing

  • Take samples of products at various stages of processing
  • Examine ingredients or finished products by sight, touch, taste and smell or weigh materials to ensure conformance to company standards
  • Conduct routine tests for product specifications such as colour, alcohol content, carbonation, moisture content, temperature, fat content and packaging
  • Grade or sort raw materials or finished products
  • Ensure hygiene and sanitation practices conform to policies and regulations
  • Advise supervisors of ingredient or product deficiencies.

Working Conditions for Testers and graders, food and beverage processing

Work is performed indoors, where workers may be exposed to strong odours

Alternate Job Titles

  • Bacon Grader
  • Beef Grader
  • Beer Bottling Line Quality Control Tester
  • Beer Tester
  • Beverage And Bottle Inspector
  • Beverage Inspector
  • Bread Tester
  • Brewery Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Butter Grader
  • Butterfat Tester
  • Can Inspector - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Candy Inspector
  • Canned And Bottled Foods Inspector
  • Capon Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Casing Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Cheese Grader
  • Cigar Grader
  • Cigarette Grader
  • Cigarette Tester
  • Cookie And Cracker Tester
  • Cream Grader
  • Dairy Cream Tester
  • Dairy Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Dairy Moisture Tester
  • Dairy Product Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Dairy Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Dressed Poultry Grader
  • Feed Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Filter Tip Inspector - Tobacco Processing
  • Fish Grader
  • Food And Beverage Processing Grader
  • Fruit And Vegetable Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Gauger - Wineries
  • Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Grain Sampler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Ham Grader
  • Hogshead Inspector - Tobacco Processing
  • Honey Grader And Blender
  • Kosher Inspector - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Lamb Grader
  • Liquor Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Mashgiach - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Meat Grader
  • Milk Grader
  • Milk Receiver-tester
  • Moisture Content Tester - Dairy Products
  • Moisture Content Tester - Tobacco Processing
  • Pork Grader
  • Poultry Grader
  • Process Control Checker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Produce Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Product Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Quality Control Checker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Seed Corn Grader
  • Soybean Tester
  • Starch Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Sugar Tester
  • Tenderometer Tender - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Test Baker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Tobacco Grader
  • Tobacco Leaf Grader
  • Tobacco Sample Puller
  • Veal Grader
  • Wine Tester
  • Wineries Fermentation Inspector
  • Wineries Gauger
  • Beef Grader
  • Beer Tester
  • Cheese Grader
  • Fish Grader
  • Milk Grader
  • Poultry Grader
  • Product Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Tobacco Grader
  • Quality Checker - Produce