816-Food and related products machine operators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Food and related products machine operators
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Job Description: 
Food and related machine operators set, operate and attend machinery used to slaughter animals, trim meat from carcasses; bake, freeze, heat, crush, mix, blend and otherwise process foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco leaves.

Main Tasks include -

  • operating and monitoring machinery used to restrain, stun, slaughter animals and trim carcasses into standard meat and fish cuts
  • setting, operating and attending machinery and ovens to mix, bake and otherwise prepare bread and flour confectionery products
  • operating machinery to crush, mix, malt, cook and ferment grains and fruits to produce beer, wines, malt liquors, vinegar, yeast and related products
  • attending equipment to make jam, toffee, cheese, processed cheese, margarine, syrup, ice, pasta, ice- cream, sausages, chocolate, maize starch, edible fats and dextrin
  • operating equipment to cool, heat, dry, roast, blanch, pasteurize, smoke, sterilize, freeze, evaporate and concentrate foodstuffs and liquids used in food processing
  • mixing, pulping, grinding, blending and separating foodstuffs and liquids with churning, pressing, sieving, grinding and filtering equipment
  • processing tobacco leaves by machine to make cigarettes, cigars, pipe and other tobacco products.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

8160 Food and related products machine operators