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$1,208 per week


Food and drink factory workers ensure food and beverages are created or cooked, bottled, packaged and shipped off to retail outlets.

Work is either in a factory or industrial setting. Shift work and extended time on your feet are common.

Suits reliable people with a basic knowledge of food production and mechanics.


  • measure, peel and slice, mix and cook ingredients
  • add spices and preservatives to food and beverages
  • control the temperature and automated processes for making products
  • monitor the quality of the product and record results during the production process
  • operate and maintain machines
  • inspect and pack the final product
  • clean and sterilise the factory processing area.
  • move products from production lines into storage and shipping areas
  • package and bottle products.


  • physically demanding.

To become a Food and Drink Factory Worker

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Quality Assurance and Control

  • Forklift Operation

  • Labelling

  • Packaging

  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

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