Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing (NOC 9213)

Occupation targeted by the Workplace Apprenticeship Program

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Job titles

  • abattoir supervisor
  • bakery foreman/woman - food and beverage processing
  • bakery plant supervisor
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Nature of work

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who operate processing and packaging machines, and workers who grade food, beverage and associated products. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, fish plants, meat plants, breweries and other food, beverage and associated products processing establishments.

Fields of interest

  • Making or building things, constructing, doing repairs, and performing installations
  • Managing, organizing, administrating

Main duties

  • Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who process, package, test and grade food, beverage and associated products
  • - Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • - Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • - Requisition materials and supplies
  • - Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy
  • - Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • - Prepare production and other reports.
  • - HACCP co-ordinators identify, evaluate, control and prevent hazards at all stages of the food production process.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • * Post-secondary education in microbiology or chemistry may be required for some positions in this group.
  • * Several years of experience in the food, beverage or associated products processing industry are required.
  • * Hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) co-ordinators require HACCP certification and several years of experience in quality assurance of food production.

Skill type

  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Skill level

  • Technical

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