Fruit and Vegetable Factory Worker

Fruit and Vegetable Factory Workers operate machines and perform routine tasks to prepare canned and frozen fruit and vegetables, and make and package sauces, jams and juices.

Overview

Fruit and Vegetable Factory Workers operate machines and perform routine tasks to prepare canned and frozen fruit and vegetables, and make and package sauces, jams and juices.

Day-to-day

  • weighs, measures, mixes, dissolves and boils ingredients
  • add materials, such as spices and preservative to food and beverages
  • operates heating, chilling, freezing, pasteurising, carbonating, sulphuring and desulphuring plant
  • monitors product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary
  • operates machines to peel, core, slice, dice, pit and juice fruit and vegetables
  • cleans equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks, vessels and floors, and maintains infestation control programmes
  • regulates speed of conveyors and crusher rollers
  • packages and bottles products
  • moves products from production lines into storage and shipping areas.

Occupation snapshot
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To become a Fruit and Vegetable Factory Worker

  • You can work as a Fruit and Vegetable Factory Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate I or II in food processing may be useful.

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