Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing (NOC 9617)

Job titles

Nature of work

Labourers in this unit group perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities related to food, beverage and associated products processing. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, meat plants, breweries and other food, beverage and associated products processing and packaging plants.

Fields of interest

  • Doing sports or physical activities
  • Working with your hands

Main duties

  • Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - 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.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * Some secondary school education may be required.

Skill type

  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Skill level

  • Elemental

More information

  • * There is some mobility among occupations in this unit group.
  • * Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing may progress to machine or process operating positions with experience.

Professional associations

  • Comité sectoriel de main-d'œuvre en transformation alimentaire
  • 8000, boul. Henri-Bourassa, bureau 270
  • Québec, QC
  • G1G4C7
  • Toll free: 1-877-449-5335
  • Phone: 418-623-5335
  • Fax: 418-623-1343
  • Email: info@csmota.qc.ca