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 95106).

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.

Work week duration

Labourers in food and beverage processing usually work between 35 to 40 hours per week.
Between 35 to 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Labourers in food and beverage processing have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • 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.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Standing
  • Handling material manually
  • Bending or twisting the body
  • Making repetitive motions
  • Walking and running

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Labourers in food and beverage processing are employed and some of their main characteristics:

  • Dairies
  • Sugar refineries
  • Brewing companies
  • Bakeries
  • Meat plants
  • Flour mills
  • Fruit and vegetable processing plants
  • Food and beverage processing establishments

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Standard safety equipment
  • Indoors, environmentally controlled
  • Sound and noise
  • Indoors, not environmentally controlled

Physical proximity from others Help - Physical proximity from others

  • Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 95106), and a list of similar occupations:

  • 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

Similar occupations Help - Similar occupations

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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