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Labourers in this unit group perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities related to food, beverage and tobacco processing. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, meat plants, breweries and other food, beverage and tobacco processing plants.
bottle washer, brewery labourer, cigarette packer, dairy helper, food processing labourer, meat packager, potato chip sorter, production helper.
- 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 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
- Feed and unload tobacco processing machines
- Check products and packaging for basic quality defects
- Assist process control and machine operators in performing their duties.
Outlook & Prospects for Labourers in Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing in Red Deer 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|
|Red Deer Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-13|
Employment opportunities for this occupation continue to be good due to the number and diversity of food and beverage products and processing companies, and the number of job opportunities made available when workers change employers or retire.
Changes in this occupation are requiring higher levels of reading and writing skills and a greater emphasis on continued learning of new technologies.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2013
- Nova Chemicals Corporation and Ledcor are starting construction on a $1B polyethylene plant expansion at Joffre. Nova expects the expansion to create 600 new jobs when the facility is complete in 2014.
- Biorefinex Canada Ltd. plans to begin construction of a $32M bio refinery in Lacombe by the fall of 2013. The plant is expected to be operational in 2014 and employ up to 30 full-time staff.
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