Food Processing Technician

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Food processing technicians check production processes and product quality, and undertake maintenance and basic repair of equipment. They also assist food technologists in developing food products and establishing standards for production and packaging. 

Food processing technicians may perform the following tasks:

  • monitor food production processes and carry out routine testing of food ingredients, packaging and food products to ensure that safety, quality, health and legal standards are met
  • perform physical, chemical and microbiological tests, and report on content, nutritional value, flavour and appearance
  • collect information from surveys and observations
  • develop, operate, maintain and repair equipment for use in food production, research and testing
  • inspect, analyse and recommend ways of improving quality and efficiency of production
  • check handling, processing and storage of raw materials
  • check cleanliness and sanitation of equipment
  • assist in servicing and sales