Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Testers and graders in this unit group test or grade ingredients and finished food, beverage or tobacco products to ensure conformance to company standards. 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 tobacco processing plants.
beef grader, beer tester, cheese grader, fish grader, milk grader, poultry grader, product tester – food and beverage processing, tobacco grader.
- Take samples of products at various stages of processing
- Examine ingredients or finished products by sight, touch, taste and smell or weigh materials to ensure conformance to company standards
- Conduct routine tests for product specifications such as colour, alcohol content, carbonation, moisture content, temperature, fat content and packaging
- Grade or sort raw materials or finished products
- Ensure hygiene and sanitation practices conform to policies and regulations
- Advise supervisors of ingredient or product deficiencies.
Outlook & Prospects for Testers and Graders, Food and Beverage Processing in Laurentides Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Laurentides Region||<Not assigned>||2012-11-01|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the local area with few and infrequent job opportunities.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2013
- Saint-J¿r¿me-based Lion Buses will be working with various partners to develop an electric school bus. This project will require an investment of over $1M. The first prototype will be ready in spring 2014. (available in French only)
- The Mont Alta ski resort in Val-David is set to re-open soon after having closed for the 2012¿2013 season (available in French only)
- Construction of a 900-seat performance hall will soon begin in Saint-J¿r¿me, which represents a $21M investment. Work should begin in early 2014 and the opening is scheduled for 2016. (available in French only)
- Maerix, a company that specializes in the design of health management, security and environment software, will move into new and much more spacious facilities in Piedmont. This relocation will allow the company to create 5 new jobs. (available in French only)
- Transport Qu¿bec has announced the rebuilding of the Salette viaduct in Saint-J¿r¿me. This project of nearly $15M will begin in July 2013 and will come to a close at the end of 2014. (available in French only)
- Groupe Gagnon in Sainte-Ad¿le invested $2M to acquire a recycling centre and a warehouse for the recycling of confidential documents in Pr¿vost. The company employs 6 people and the expansion should generate new jobs. (available in French only)
- Construction work of a new $40M commercial and industrial building project under Groupe CIBS will begin in May 2014 near the La Cit¿ de Mirabel project. The first companies should be setting up their shop on site in September 2014. (available in French only)
- Peluche et Aventure childcare centre started works on its Boisbriand institution to add a new wing that will receive 26 more children in January 2014. Four new educator positions will be created. (available in French only)
- The city of Mont-Tremblant announced the construction of an aquatic complex worth more than $12M, starting in summer 2014. This establishment will include, among others, a 50-meter pool with diving boards, a fitness room and water games. (available in French only)
- A new retirement home is being built in Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides. This affordable housing project, the cost of which is evaluated at $2.5 million, will open its doors in July 2014. (available in French only)
- SGL Canada Inc., manufacturer of graphite electrodes for steel manufacturers, will be closing its Lachute facility at the beginning of 2014 after realigning its activities. This announcement results in 110 workers being laid off (available in French only)
- A new artisanal cheese factory, Fromagerie Mont-Tremblant Inc., will be opening its doors in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré in spring 2014. This new $1.3-million facility will include a manufacturing plant, a store and an interpretation centre. (available in French only)
- A new gas station with a convenience store is being built in Mont-Tremblant. This new establishment required a $1-million investment and will start its activities in mid-December 2013. (available in French only)
- Saint-Jérôme¿s Maxi supermarket opened its doors after moving into the premises previously occupied by Zellers at Galeries des Laurentides. This expansion enabled 25 new jobs to be created, bringing the store¿s staff to 70 employees. (available in French only)
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