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Process Control and Machine Operators, Food and Beverage Processing

Other titles : Candy makerc;, Chocolate refiner;, Fermenter operator;, Milk-processing equipment operator - food and beverage processing.


Description :

Process control and machine operators in this unit group operate multi-function process control machinery or single-function machines to process and package food and beverage products. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, meat plants, breweries and other food and beverage processing establishments.

Main 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;
  • 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;
  • take notes regarding production such as quantities, weight, height, date and different types of wrapped products.

Regions where this career
has the best propspects:

  • Laval
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Montérégie
  • Centre-du-Québec


Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)


Production Equipment Operation

Program Length : One year

Program Objectives

The Production Equipment Operation program is designed to train individuals to apply, in whole or in part, the process for manufacturing a product. These individuals will be able to prepare raw and processed materials and machinery; operate conventional or automated production equipment; ensure quality control of manufactured products; handle raw materials and products; prepare products for shipping; and carry out preventive maintenance on the equipment made available to them.

Educational organizations offering the program