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  NOC 9461 – Process control and machine operators, food

To apply under NOC-9461 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Process control and machine operators, food.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Process control and machine operators, food perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate multi-function process control machinery through control panels, computer terminals or other control systems to grind, extract, mix, blend, cook or otherwise process food products and to bag, box or otherwise package food products
  • Operate multi-function process control machinery to grind, extract, mix, blend, distill, ferment or otherwise process alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages and to bottle, can or otherwise package beverages
  • Observe gauges, computer printouts and video monitors to verify specified processing conditions and make adjustments to process variables such as cooking times, ingredient inputs, flow rates and temperature settings
  • Maintain shift log of production and other data.
  • Machine operators in this group perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Set up and adjust food or beverage processing and packaging machines
    • Operate single-function machines to grind, extract, mix, blend, dry, freeze, cook or otherwise process food or beverage products
    • Operate single-function machines to box, can or otherwise package food or beverage products
    • Check products to ensure conformance to company standards and clear machine blockages as required
    • Record production information such as quantity, weight, size, date and type of products packaged
    • Perform corrective machine adjustments, clean machines and immediate work areas.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Process control and machine operators, food

NOC 9461 – Process control and machine operators, food: example titles.

  • applesauce processor operator
  • assistant brewer – food and beverage processing
  • assistant miller – food and beverage processing
  • bacon curer
  • bagging machine setter – food and beverage processing
  • bagging machine set-up man/woman – food and beverage processing
  • Bake-off equipment tender – food and beverage processing
  • bakery machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • batter and dough mixer – food and beverage processing
  • beer carton packer
  • beer filter operator
  • beer pasteurizer
  • beet pulp press tender
  • beverage-canning machine operator
  • blanching machine tender
  • bleacher operator – food and beverage processing
  • blender – tobacco processing
  • blender operator – food and beverage processing
  • bologna maker
  • bolter operator – food and beverage processing
  • bone crusher – food and beverage processing
  • booker – tobacco processing
  • bottling machine operator
  • bottling machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • box machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • bread slicer operator
  • bread-slicing machine operator
  • breaker tank attendant – food and beverage processing
  • brewer
  • brewer helper – food and beverage processing
  • brewery kettle tender – food and beverage processing
  • brewery pumpman/woman
  • brewery stillman/woman – beverage processing
  • brewery worker
  • brewhouse operator
  • brine man/woman – food and beverage processing
  • brine mixer operator – food and beverage processing
  • brine tank separator tender
  • brown sugar maker
  • buhr mill operator – food and beverage processing
  • bulk blender – tobacco processing
  • bulker blender – tobacco processing
  • bulk-sausage-stuffing machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • butter maker
  • cake mix equipment operator – food and beverage processing
  • candied fruit processor
  • candy centre maker
  • candy maker
  • candy puller and roller
  • candy-cutting machine tender
  • candy-making machine tender
  • candy-rolling machine operator
  • candy-spinning machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • can-filling machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • canned goods cooker
  • canned milk sterilizer
  • canning machine operator
  • caramel equipment operator
  • carbonation equipment operator – food and beverage processing
  • carbonator – food and beverage processing
  • cascade blender – tobacco processing
  • casing machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • casing machine operator – tobacco processing
  • casing machine tender – tobacco processing
  • catsup maker
  • centrifugal station tender – food and beverage processing
  • cereal baker – food and beverage processing
  • cereal cleaner
  • cereal cooker and extruder operator
  • cereal maker – food and beverage processing
  • cereal oven tender
  • cereal-cleaning equipment operator
  • cereal-coating operator
  • char filter tender – food and beverage processing
  • char kiln tender – food and beverage processing
  • cheese blender – food and beverage processing
  • cheese cooker
  • cheese grater
  • cheese maker
  • chewing-gum machine tender
  • chicle centrifuge operator – food and beverage processing
  • chocolate chips maker
  • chocolate coater – food and beverage processing
  • chocolate crumbs maker
  • chocolate moulder, machine
  • chocolate refiner
  • chocolate temperer
  • chub sausage machine tender
  • cider maker
  • cider plant worker
  • cigar bunch maker
  • cigar buncher
  • cigar dryer
  • cigar filler, mixer and shredder
  • cigar maker
  • cigar maker, hand
  • cigar maker, machine
  • cigar moulder, hand
  • cigar patcher
  • cigar roller, hand
  • cigarette filter machine tender
  • cigarette machine tender
  • cigarette maker
  • cigarette maker operator
  • cigarette roller
  • cigarette stamper
  • cigarette tipper
  • citrus juice extractor
  • clarifying equipment tender – food and beverage processing
  • cleaning and classifying operator – tobacco processing
  • coating pan operator – food and beverage processing
  • cocoa bean roaster
  • cocoa bean-shelling machine tender
  • cocoa butter filterer
  • cocoa mill operator
  • cocoa-nib grinder
  • coffee blender
  • coffee grinder
  • coffee roaster
  • conche machine tender
  • cone and wafer machine tender
  • cone maker – food and beverage processing
  • confection syrup maker
  • confectionery cooker
  • console operator – food and beverage processing
  • control room operator – food and beverage processing
  • conveyor oven operator – food and beverage processing
  • conveyor tender – tobacco processing
  • cook tank operator – food and beverage processing
  • cooker, offal – food and beverage processing
  • cooler tender – tobacco processing
  • cooling machine tender – food and beverage processing
  • cork tipper, cigarettes
  • corn chips cooker
  • corn cooker – food and beverage processing
  • corn dough machine tender
  • corn flakes roller – food and beverage processing
  • corn germ preparer – food and beverage processing
  • corn products presser – food and beverage processing
  • corn products pressman/woman – food and beverage processing
  • corn products starch presser
  • corn products sugar crystallizer operator
  • corn sugar filter operator
  • corn sugar refinery operator
  • corn syrup cooler and decolourizer
  • corn syrup maker
  • cottage cheese maker
  • cracker and cookie machine operator
  • cream cheese maker
  • crusher operator – tobacco processing
  • crushing machine tender – food and beverage processing
  • crystallizer tender – food and beverage processing
  • cube sugar machine tender – food and beverage processing
  • curing bin tender – food and beverage processing
  • custom feed miller – food and beverage processing
  • custom feed preparer – food and beverage processing
  • dairy plant machine operator
  • dairy products specialty maker
  • dehydrator, grain – food and beverage processing
  • dextrine maker – food and beverage processing
  • diffuser operator – food and beverage processing
  • distilled liquors rectifier – food and beverage processing
  • distilled liquors stillman/woman – food and beverage processing
  • distillery cooker – food and beverage processing
  • distillery grinder operator
  • distillery press operator
  • distillery presser
  • distillery skimmer
  • distillery yeast maker – food and beverage processing
  • dividing machine tender – food and beverage processing
  • dough maker – food and beverage processing
  • dough-kneading machine tender
  • dressing and sauce mixer
  • dressing mixer operator – food and beverage processing
  • dry foods mixer operator
  • dry starch maker
  • dry starch maker helper
  • dry starch operator – food and beverage processing
  • dry starch worker – food and beverage processing
  • dryer and cooler operator – tobacco processing
  • dryer operator – food processing
  • dryer tender – tobacco processing
  • drying drum tender – food and beverage processing
  • drying machine operator – tobacco processing
  • edible oil pumper – food and beverage processing
  • edible oil refiner – food and beverage processing
  • enrobing machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • evaporator operator – food processing
  • extract maker – food and beverage processing
  • feed batch mixer – food and beverage processing
  • feed mill production worker
  • feed miller – food and beverage processing
  • feed mixer – food and beverage processing
  • fermentation process operator – food and beverage processing
  • fermenter – tobacco processing
  • fermenter operator
  • filling machine setter – food and beverage processing
  • filling machine set-up man/woman – food and beverage processing
  • filter cigarette machine tender
  • filter rod machine operator – tobacco products
  • flaking roll tender – food and beverage processing
  • flavour maker – food and beverage processing
  • flavour maker – tobacco processing
  • flavourer – tobacco processing
  • flavouring mixer – tobacco processing
  • flour blender operator – food and beverage processing
  • flour mill machine operator
  • flour miller
  • flour purifier
  • flumer – food and beverage processing
  • food slicer – food and beverage processing
  • food-colouring equipment operator
  • food-flavouring equipment tender
  • food-mixing machine tender
  • freeze-dry food processor
  • freezer operator – food and beverage processing
  • frosting maker – food and beverage processing
  • frosting mixer – food and beverage processing
  • frozen stick novelty maker – food and beverage processing
  • frozen-dough-baking machine tender
  • fruit and vegetable machine operator
  • fruit cooker – food and beverage processing
  • fruit mixer – food and beverage processing
  • fruit preserver – food and beverage processing
  • fruit press tender – food and beverage processing
  • fruit presser
  • fry cook – food and beverage processing
  • fryer operator – food and beverage processing
  • gelatin evaporator filter operator
  • gelatin extractor tender
  • gelatin powder mixer
  • gelatin stock maker
  • gelatin-blending machine tender
  • germ separator – food and beverage processing
  • germ separator operator – food and beverage processing
  • grain cleaner-dryer – food and beverage processing
  • grain cooker – food and beverage processing
  • grain meal processor – food and beverage processing
  • grain miller
  • grain mixer – food and beverage processing
  • grain roaster
  • grain sample miller
  • grain-cleaning machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • grain-processing machine operator
  • granulating machine tender – tobacco processing
  • granulator – tobacco processing
  • granulator tender – food and beverage processing
  • grated cheese maker
  • grist mill operator – food and beverage processing
  • gum-sheeting and scoring machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • ham curer
  • hammer mill tender – food and beverage processing
  • heat exchanger tender, Votator – food and beverage processing
  • high-speed machine operator – tobacco products
  • high-speed packer operator – tobacco products
  • homogenizer operator – food and beverage processing
  • honey-processing equipment operator
  • hydrogenation operator – food and beverage processing
  • ice cream decorator – food and beverage processing
  • ice cream maker
  • ice cream novelty maker
  • icing machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • icing maker – food and beverage processing
  • icing mixer – food and beverage processing
  • icing sugar mill tender
  • ingredients scaler and dispenser – food and beverage processing
  • instant coffee dryer
  • instant coffee extractor operator
  • instant powdered foods equipment operator
  • jam processor operator
  • ketchup maker
  • kettleman/woman – food processing
  • kiln operator, malt house – food and beverage processing
  • lard renderer – food and beverage processing
  • linseed oil extractor
  • liquid sugar operator
  • liquor blender – food and beverage processing
  • liquor gallery tender – food and beverage processing
  • locker plant attendant – food and beverage processing
  • lollipop maker
  • lump maker – tobacco processing
  • lump roller – tobacco processing
  • lye peel tender – food and beverage processing
  • macaroni press operator
  • machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • machine operator – tobacco processing
  • machine plug moulder – tobacco processing
  • machine stripper – tobacco processing
  • malt dryer tender – food and beverage processing
  • malt roaster – food and beverage processing
  • malthouse operator – food and beverage processing
  • maltster – food and beverage processing
  • maraschino cherry processor – food and beverage processing
  • margarine blender
  • margarine clarifier – food and beverage processing
  • margarine processor
  • marshmallow maker
  • marzipan maker
  • mash dryer – food and beverage processing
  • mash operator – food and beverage processing
  • meat canner
  • meat chopper – food and beverage processing
  • meat cook – food and beverage processing
  • meat curer
  • meat grinder – food and beverage processing
  • meat mincer – food and beverage processing
  • meat mincer – packaging
  • meat mixer
  • meat moulder – food and beverage processing
  • meat pickler
  • meat salter
  • melter tender – food and beverage processing
  • merchant miller – food and beverage processing
  • milk dryer – food and beverage processing
  • milk pasteurizer – food and beverage processing
  • milk-processing equipment operator – food and beverage processing
  • miller – food and beverage processing
  • mincemeat maker
  • mingler tender
  • mixer – tobacco processing
  • module tender – tobacco processing
  • molasses mixer – food and beverage processing
  • molasses wort processor
  • moulding machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • nut mixer operator
  • nut-roasting equipment operator
  • oats miller
  • oil clarifier tender – food and beverage processing
  • packaging machine adjuster
  • packaging machine operator – food processing
  • packer operator – tobacco products
  • packing machine set-up operator
  • pantry worker – food and beverage processing
  • pasta maker – food and beverage processing
  • pasteurizer operator
  • pasteurizer operator – food and beverage processing
  • peanut butter maker
  • peanut-blanching machine tender – food and beverage processing
  • pet food cook – food and beverage processing
  • pickleman/woman – food and beverage processing
  • pickler – food and beverage processing
  • pickling solution injector – food and beverage processing
  • pie dough roller
  • pie filling cooker
  • pie filling mixer
  • pie maker, machine
  • pie-making machine operator
  • plug maker – tobacco processing
  • plug-cutting machine tender – tobacco processing
  • popcorn candy maker
  • potato chip machine operator
  • pouch line operator – food processing
  • powdered milk dryer operator
  • precooked sausage maker
  • press operator – food and beverage processing
  • press operator – tobacco processing
  • presser – food and beverage processing
  • pressure cooker operator – food and beverage processing
  • pressurized container filler – food and beverage processing
  • pretzel baker – food and beverage processing
  • process cheese cooker
  • process cheese formulator
  • process control operator – food and beverage processing
  • process operator – food and beverage processing
  • puff gun operator – food and beverage processing
  • puffed cereal maker
  • pulper tender – food and beverage processing
  • purifier operator – food and beverage processing
  • redryer tender – tobacco processing
  • redrying machine operator – tobacco processing
  • reel oven operator – food and beverage processing
  • relish maker – food and beverage processing
  • retort battery cook – food and beverage processing
  • retort tender – food and beverage processing
  • rice mill worker
  • rice miller
  • roller mill tender – food and beverage processing
  • roller room equipment tender – food and beverage processing
  • salad dressing finisher
  • sanding machine tender – food and beverage processing
  • sausage dryer and smoker
  • sausage maker
  • sausage-peeling machine tender
  • screening machine tender – food and beverage processing
  • separator operator – food processing
  • separator-pasteurizer – food processing
  • shredder operator – tobacco processing
  • shredding machine operator – food processing
  • sliced cheese maker
  • slicing machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • slicing machine tender – food and beverage processing
  • smokehouse operator – food and beverage processing
  • snuff can inspector
  • snuff dryer – tobacco processing
  • snuff grinder – tobacco processing
  • snuff-blending machine operator – tobacco processing
  • soft drink powder mixer
  • soya mill operator
  • spice fumigator – food and beverage processing
  • spice miller
  • spice mixer
  • spinner – food and beverage processing
  • sponge and dough mixer – food and beverage processing
  • starch converter
  • starch maker – food and beverage processing
  • starch press tender
  • starch separator operator
  • starch washer – food and beverage processing
  • steam dryer – food and beverage processing
  • steam kettle operator – food and beverage processing
  • steam oven operator – food and beverage processing
  • steam table operator – food and beverage processing
  • steamer – tobacco processing
  • steepman/woman – food and beverage processing
  • stem cutter – tobacco processing
  • stem roller – tobacco processing
  • stem-flattening machine operator – tobacco processing
  • stem-flattening machine tender – tobacco processing
  • stemming machine operator – tobacco processing
  • sterilizer machine operator – food and beverage processing
  • sterilizer operator – food and beverage processing
  • still operator – brewery
  • strip-cutting and blending operator – tobacco processing
  • strip-cutting machine tender – tobacco processing
  • stripping machine operator – tobacco processing
  • stripping machine tender – tobacco processing
  • sugar boiler
  • sugar-processing machine operator
  • syrup kettle operator
  • syrup maker
  • tallow extractor tender – food processing
  • tallow refiner
  • tankhouse operator – food and beverage processing
  • tart maker – food and beverage processing
  • tempering bin operator – food and beverage processing
  • tipping machine tender – tobacco processing
  • tobacco blender
  • tobacco blending line attendant
  • tobacco casing fluid blender
  • tobacco casing fluid cooker – tobacco processing
  • tobacco conditioner tender
  • tobacco cutter – tobacco processing
  • tobacco dryer – tobacco processing
  • tobacco flavourer
  • tobacco leaf blender
  • tobacco leaf cutter
  • tobacco leaf grinder
  • tobacco leaf twister
  • tobacco packaging machine tender
  • tobacco roller
  • tobacco shredder
  • tobacco stripper – tobacco processing
  • tobacco-blending machine operator
  • tobacco-cutting machine tender
  • tobacco-dressing machine operator – tobacco processing
  • tobacco-processing machine operator
  • tomato juice extractor
  • tripe cooker – food and beverage processing
  • turnip waxer – food and beverage processing
  • turret machine tender – tobacco processing
  • vegetable canner – food and beverage processing
  • vegetable dryer tender – food and beverage processing
  • vegetable grinder – food and beverage processing
  • vegetable oil extractor
  • vegetable oil extractor, solvent process
  • vinegar maker
  • weigh tank tender – food and beverage processing
  • wet process miller – food and beverage processing
  • wine fermenter – food and beverage processing
  • wine pasteurizer
  • winemaker – food and beverage processing
  • winery cellarman/woman – food and beverage processing
  • winery-press operator
  • winterizer tender – food and beverage processing
  • wort cooler – food and beverage processing
  • wort maker – food and beverage processing
  • yeast cutter
  • yeast dryer
  • yeast emulsifier tender – food and beverage processing
  • yeast maker
  • yeast room operator
  • yeast separator – food and beverage processing
  • yogurt maker

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Experience as a machine operator in food or beverage processing is usually required for industrial process control operators.
  • Experience as a labourer in food or beverage processing may be required for machine operators.

Additional Information

  • There is little mobility among the various types of process control operators within the food and beverage processing industry.
  • Process control operators may progress to supervisory positions in food and beverage processing with experience.
  • There is mobility among machine operators within the food and beverage processing industry.
  • Machine operators may progress to process control operation or supervisory positions in food and beverage processing with experience.

Exclusions

  • Bakers (6332)
  • Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale (6331)
  • Fish and seafood plant workers (9463)
  • Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers (9462)
  • Labourers in fish and seafood processing (9618)
  • Labourers in food and beverage processing (9617)
  • Supervisors, food and beverage processing (9213)
  • Testers and graders, food and beverage processing (9465)

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