Job description Labourer - Food And Beverage Processing near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what work is like for a labourer - food and beverage processing in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Labourers in food and beverage processing (NOC 9617).

Labourers in food and beverage processing


Labourers in food and beverage processing 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

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.

Job titles

  • dairy helper - food and beverage processing
  • brewery labourer
  • meat packager
  • food processing labourer
  • bottle-washing machine tender - food and beverage processing
  • nut sorter - food and beverage processing
  • frozen food packer
  • production helper - food and beverage processing
  • tobacco processing labourer
  • candy packer

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