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Labourers in food and beverage processing

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9617

Labourers in this unit group perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities related to food and beverage processing. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, meat plants, breweries and other food and beverage processing and packaging plants.

Job Duties for Labourers in food and beverage processing

  • Transport raw materials, finished products and packaging materials throughout plant and warehouse manually, or with powered equipment
  • Measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines or mobile tank trucks
  • Feed and unload food, beverage and associated products processing machines
  • Feed flattened boxes into forming machines to construct containers
  • Remove filled containers from conveyors and manually pack goods into bags, boxes or other containers
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • Check products and packaging for basic quality defects
  • Assist process control and machine operators in performing their duties.

Working Conditions for Labourers in food and beverage processing

Labourers typically work in a factory setting. They may spend long periods of time on their feet and be required to lift heavy materials. They may have to operate heavy machinery as required. They may have to work with live animals if they work in food production.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Animal Feed Sack Filler
  • Bagger - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Baker Helper
  • Bakery Labourer
  • Bakery Products Bander
  • Bakery Products Divider - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Bakery Products Packager
  • Bakery Products Wrapper
  • Banding Machine Tender - Tobacco Products
  • Barrel Cleaner - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Barrel Filler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Beef Marker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Beer Sampler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Beet Washer
  • Beet Washer Helper
  • Bin Cleaner - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Biscuit Packer
  • Blender And Packer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Blender And Wrapper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Bolter Helper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Bottle Caser - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Bottle Checker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Bottle Washer
  • Bottle Washer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Bottler
  • Bottle-washing Machine Tender - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Bottling Line Worker
  • Box Stitcher - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Bread Pan Greaser - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Brewery Labourer
  • Butcher Helper - Meat Processing
  • Butter Packer
  • Butter Sampler
  • Butter Wrapper
  • Cake Wrapper
  • Candy Dipper, Hand - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Candy Maker Helper
  • Candy Packer
  • Candy Wrapper
  • Cannabis Processing Labourer
  • Cannery Packer
  • Cannery Worker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Carcass Washer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Carcass Weigher - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Carton Bander
  • Carton Package Stapler
  • Carton-packaging Machine Tender - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Case Stacker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Caser - Tobacco Processing
  • Casing Salter - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Casing Shirrer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Casing Stripper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Cellophaner - Tobacco Products
  • Centrifuge Tender - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Centrifuge Tender - Meat Packing Plant
  • Char Filter Helper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Char Kiln Helper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Cheese Cutter
  • Cheese Factory Worker
  • Cheese Maker Helper
  • Chewing Gum Batch Mixer
  • Chewing Gum Production Attendant
  • Chicle-grinder Feeder - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Chilling Worker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Chocolate Packer, Hand
  • Chocolate Processing Helper
  • Cigar Bander
  • Cigar Brander
  • Cigar Wrapper
  • Cigarette Packer
  • Cigar-wrapping Machine Tender
  • Cocoa Bean Cleaner
  • Cocoa Bean Press-mill Helper
  • Cocoa Bean Roaster Helper
  • Cocoa Powder Mixer
  • Coffee-blending Machine Feeder
  • Confection Labourer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Container Washer, Machine - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Corn Syrup Processing Labourer
  • Cream Sampler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Custom Feed Miller Helper
  • Dairy Helper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Dairy Sampler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Dough Feeder - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Dough Roller
  • Dough Weigher
  • Dry Curer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Dumping Machine Tender - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Edible Oil Processing Labourer
  • Edible Oil Refiner Helper
  • Egg Breaker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Filler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Film-coating Machine Tender - Tobacco Products
  • Flour Mixer Helper
  • Flumer Helper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Food Processing Labourer
  • Food Product Sampler
  • Food-cooling Pan Tender
  • Food-processing Equipment Cleaner
  • Freezer Worker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Freezing Worker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Frozen Food Packer
  • Frozen Meat Cutter Helper
  • Fruit And Vegetable Cleaner - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Fruit Peeler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Fruit Preparer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Fruit Splitter
  • Gambreler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Gelatin Stock Cooker Attendant
  • Glucose Transferrer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Gluten Settler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Grain Cleaner Helper
  • Hogshead Filler - Tobacco Products
  • Hoof Remover - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Ice Cream Worker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Icing Dipper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Industrial Butcher Helper
  • Juice Blender
  • Label Coder - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Labourer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Labourer, Syrup-processing Plant
  • Labourer, Yeast-processing Plant
  • Labourers - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Lard Bleacher - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Linking Machine Tender - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Liquor Gallery Tender Helper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Machine Cigar Wrapper
  • Machine Tobacco Packer
  • Meat Dryer
  • Meat Loaf Trimmer
  • Meat Mould Sealer
  • Meat Mould Stripper
  • Meat Packager
  • Meat Packager - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Meat Packer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Meat Press Tender
  • Meat Vacuum Wrapper
  • Meat Washer
  • Meat Wrapper
  • Meat-packing Plant Labourer
  • Meat-rolling Machine Tender
  • Milk Powder Grinder
  • Milk Sampler
  • Neck Skewerer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Neutralizer, Corn Starch
  • Noodle Paste Mixer Tender
  • Nut Sorter - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Nut-chopping Machine Feeder
  • Packer, Liquid
  • Pastry Cook Helper
  • Pastry Wrapper
  • Pellet Mill Worker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Popcorn Maker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Potato Chip Sorter
  • Potato-peeling Machine Tender
  • Poultry Cooler Worker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Poultry Packager
  • Production Helper
  • Production Helper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Production Labourer - Food Processing
  • Salt Packer
  • Sampler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Sausage Casing Curer
  • Sausage Linker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Sausage Tier - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Sausage Wrapper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Seasoning Mixer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Shrouder - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Singeing Machine Tender
  • Skinning Machine Feeder - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Smoked Meat Preparer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Snuff-packing Machine Tender
  • Soft Drink Mixer
  • Sorting Machine Feeder - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Starch Centrifuge Tender
  • Starch Factory Labourer - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Stunner And Shackler - Meat Packing
  • Sugar Boiler Helper
  • Sugar Grinder
  • Tank Attendant - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Tare Assessor - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Tea Blender
  • Ticket Checker - Tobacco Processing
  • Tobacco Baler
  • Tobacco Hogshead Liner
  • Tobacco Packer
  • Tobacco Processing Labourer
  • Tobacco Weigher
  • Tobacco-packing Machine Tender
  • Tub Filler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Tumbler Tender - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Vinegar Maker Helper
  • Washing And Waxing Machine Tender - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Yeast Processing Labourer
  • Yeast Sampler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Bottle-washing Machine Tender - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Brewery Labourer
  • Candy Packer
  • Dairy Helper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Food Processing Labourer
  • Frozen Food Packer
  • Meat Packager
  • Nut Sorter - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Production Helper - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Tobacco Processing Labourer
  • Sanitation Team Member
  • Grader
  • General Labour - Produce Packing
  • Vegetable Packer - Midnight Shift
  • Vegetable Packer