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ISCO 08 Code 8160      Food and related products machine operators

Lead Statement
Food and related machine operators set, operate and attend machinery used to slaughter animals, trim meat from carcasses; bake, freeze, heat, crush, mix, blend and otherwise process foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco leaves.

Task statement

  • operating and monitoring machinery used to restrain, stun, slaughter animals and trim carcasses into standard meat and fish cuts;
  • setting, operating and attending machinery and ovens to mix, bake and otherwise prepare bread and flour confectionery products;
  • operating machinery to crush, mix, malt, cook and ferment grains and fruits to produce beer, wines, malt liquors, vinegar, yeast and related products;
  • attending equipment to make jam, toffee, cheese, processed cheese, margarine, syrup, ice, pasta, ice-cream, sausages, chocolate, maize starch, edible fats and dextrin;
  • operating equipment to cool, heat, dry, roast, blanch, pasteurize, smoke, sterilize, freeze, evaporate and concentrate foodstuffs and liquids used in food processing;
  • mixing, pulping, grinding, blending and separating foodstuffs and liquids with churning, pressing, sieving, grinding and filtering equipment;
  • processing tobacco leaves by machine to make cigarettes, cigars, pipe and other tobacco products.

Included occupations

  • Bakery products machine operator
  • Bread production machine operator
  • Chocolate production machine operator
  • Cigar production machine operator
  • Cigarette production machine operator
  • Dairy products machine operator
  • Fish processing machine operator
  • Meat processing machine operator
  • Milk processing machine operator

Excluded occupations

  • Bottling machine operator - 8183

ISCO 88 Code(s) 8271, 8272, 8273, 8274, 8275, 8276, 8277, 8278, 8279
(NCvB; Mei 2010)