1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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9222-11 Packager and Container Filler

Fills and seals containers with products such as food, drinks, paints, oils and lotions and packages the filled containers.

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

Tasks Include:

  • fills paper, cardboard, foil, plastic, glass or metal containers with food, drinks, oils, lotions or other commodities and wraps or seals them
  • monitors the filling of containers and adjusts machines to maintain volume and seal quality
  • monitors the supply and quality of containers and contents of holding tanks
  • checks the cleanliness and operation of machines, equipment and containers
  • takes samples for quality control
  • stacks filled containers
  • compresses and binds materials for transportation
  • monitors the functioning of code or date stamping machinery
  • operates machines to glue labels on to containers
  • places plastic envelopes over stacked packages and heats to shrink and tighten envelopes
  • cleans work areas and machines

Specialisations:
Baling or Compression Machine Operator
Machine Labeller
Shrinkwrap Operator
Strapping Machine Attendant

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