Part-Time Food Process Worker
Food Process Workers are responsible for manufacturing and packaging of a wide selection of food items, in addition to grading, sorting, cleaning, counting, moving and packaging products. Being a food process worker, you would typically work in a fast moving production line, where frozen and non-frozen food passes down on conveyor belts, through a variety of stages; washing, inspecting, sorting, handling and packaging.
- Checking and controlling the equipment that make the food
- Checking instruments for example temperature gauges, at customary intervals
- Keeping machines dirt free at all times
- Cleaning and sanitizing machines, work areas and common areas
- When problems happen with the production procedure, you would discontinue the machine and report the fault to a supervisor or manager
- making sure the production line has a regular supply of raw materials or components
Skills and Knowledge
- The aptitude to keep attentiveness for cyclical tasks
- Correctness and attention to detail
- A good understanding of physical condition and safety and basic cleanliness rules
- Good powers of surveillance to spot problems with produce
- The aptitude to act rapidly when there is a difficulty
- Good team working skills and the aptitude to work alone
- Ability to work in temperature-controlled cold food processing rooms (45f or colder) continuously for up to 4 hours
- Ability to work in freezers (with protective gear)
- The capability to follow instructions and procedures
You might be able to begin as a food processor without a formal education. A good secondary education might help your career prospects, for instance if you wish to move into a supervisory or managerial role.
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