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Food Packaging Operative Careers

Food Packaging Operative Careers

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Work Environment:

As a machine technician or food packaging operative, you'd work on the production lines and machineries which place finished drink and food products (like chocolate bars, biscuits, soft drinks, crisps and soup) in packets, containers or cans. Products are packaged in bigger crates or boxes.

The producer of food-products is extremely mechanized, thus your job as a food packaging operative can comprise:

  • recognizing faults in operation of machineries
  • fixing machineries as an error develops
  • regulating settings of machinery to manage changes from size and shape of container, or one kind of product, to other

Within big factories, you'd ensure that machines are operating efficiently and loaded with supplies. You'd remove damaged-goods and clean machineries ready for every batch.

Qualification, Education and Experience:

Generally, you'll not require qualifications to be a food packaging operative, although it'll be helpful if you've work experience within manufacturing field.

You might be capable to gain entry to this profession by a scheme of Trainee ship. The availability of Trainee ships within your sector will rely on regional employment market and the kind of abilities employers want from employees.

Training Details:

You'll get training at the work by experienced employees. Numerous employers/companies execute own training-courses into hygiene and health and safety.

You might be supported to accomplish a food-safety certificate, like those provided by the RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health) and CIEH (Chartered Institution of Environmental Health).

You might be capable to acquire NVQs with subjects like:

  • First, Second and Third Levels in Food Manufacture
  • First and Second levels in Packaging Operators
  • First and Second levels in Performing Manufacturing Operations

Skills and knowledge:

  • The capability to work promptly to meet up targets
  • Excellent levels of personal-hygiene
  • Endurance to execute repetitive tasks
  • The capability to work as per quality procedures, and health and safety guidelines
  • Excellent observational abilities to identify errors
  • Excellent team-working skills and the capability to work by yourself

Salary and Other Benefits:

  • Remuneration for food packaging operative can be about $13,000 to $16,000 for a year.
  • And team heads can receive around $17,000 to $20,000.
Earnings can boost by night shift payments.

Working Conditions:

You'd usually work weekly for around 38 to 41 hours as per shift scheme, generally with weekends. You might be required to work overtime throughout busy times. You may also work on part time basis.

Generally these factories are noisy and can be very cold or hot, based on products being produced. You'd put on protective outfit.

Different Opportunities:

The availability of work opportunities changes on a seasonal basis.

By experience, you can advance to manager or supervisor. Employment openings are publicized by regional press, and Directgov website.


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