Profession packaging and filling machine operator

Packaging and filling machine operators tend machines for preparing and packing food products in various packaging containers such as jars, cartons, cans, and others.

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Personality Type

Skills

  • Tend packaging machines

    Tend packaging machines such as filling, labelling, and sealing machines. Stock and sort products to be processed according to specifications. Replenish packaging supplies as required, such as boxes, cartons, wrapping paper, plastic sheet, glue, ink, or labels.

  • Identify the factors causing changes in food during storage

    Recognize the most relevant factors (chemical, physical, environmental etc) that can alter the food during its storage

  • Operate package processing equipment

    Operate electric package processing equipment and control systems.

  • Apply GMP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Apply requirements concerning manufacturing of food and beverages

    Apply and follow national, international, and internal requirements quoted in standards, regulations and other specifications related with manufacturing of food and beverages.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

    Ensure a clean working space according to hygienic standards in the food processing industry.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

  • Operate weighing machine

    Work with a weighing machine to measure raw, half-finished and finished products.

  • Monitor machine operations

    Observe machine operations and evaluate product quality thereby ensuring conformity to standards.

  • Work in conveyor belts in food manufacturing

    Work in rotating conveyor belt systems in food manufacturing.

  • Apply HACCP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

  • Check quality of products on the production line

    Check products for quality on the production line and remove defective items before and after packaging.

  • Follow given instructions

    Follow instructions to achieve goals and meet deadlines.

  • Ensure quality control in packaging

    Implement and monitor activities so that all requirements of packing procedures and packing standards are met at all times.

  • Clean food and beverage machinery

    Clean machinery used for food or beverage production processes. Prepare the appropriate solutions for cleaning. Prepare all parts and assure that they are clean enough to avoid deviation or errors in the production process.

  • Dispose non-food waste within the food industry

    Dispose non-food waste within the food industry applying environmentally accepted procedures to dispose it.

  • Be at ease in unsafe environments

    Be at ease in unsafe environments like being exposed to dust, rotating equipment, hot surfaces, sub-freezing and cold storage areas, noise, wet floors and moving lift equipment.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production food storage monitor packaging operations pump products handle chemicals for clean in place label foodstuffs operate automated process control ensure correct goods labelling perform carbonation processes health, safety and hygiene legislation label samples comply with regulations related to export in different countries