1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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9214-11 Food and Drink Processing Machine Attendant

Controls food or drink processing machines or operates equipment in mills and refineries to process, blend or store products.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • monitors product quality by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions
  • cleans equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks and vessels and floors, and maintains infestation control programs
  • inspects products before packaging and adjusts treatment when necessary
  • prepares solutions according to formulas
  • operates heating, chilling, freezing, pasteurising, carbonating, sulphuring and desulphuring plant
  • mixes and adds materials such as spices and preservatives to food
  • performs packaging, material handling, bottling and storage tasks
  • may activate automatic plant cleaning processes
  • may unload contents of bulk tankers or milk containers

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