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 Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay 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
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Local Labour Market News
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Approximately 1,600 homes and businesses in Bishop Fall's, Central NL will soon receive fibre-op connectivity
- The Lobster Pool, a popular seafood business and roadside attraction just outside of Lewisporte, was destroyed by fire. The company plans to rebuild the business.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Workers from Daley Brothers plant in La Scie blocked truckers from shipping crab to other plants on the Avalon Peninsula for processing. The plant was shut down and about 70-100 workers are affected.
- Murph's Internet Cafe on High Street in Grand Falls-Windsor has closed
- The provincial government has announced an additional $2.5M for the final phase of the remediation project that impacted the soil by tailings at the former mine site in Buchans. The total government investment to date is $14M.
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- All Care Home Support of New Harbour has issued layoff notices to its unionized workers as of June 30. The company is unable to pay workers the 50 cent increase required by the collective agreement on July 1.
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The provincial government's Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture has awarded $100,000 to Hailey Bear Enterprises of Twillingate and the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation at Marine Institute to test new Twin Trawl Technology
- A provincial government contract of $220,000 has been awarded to Gallant’s Roofing of Benoit’s Cove for roofing upgrades to William Mercer Academy in Dover
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