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5 Careers You Never Knew Existed in Food Production

The food processing sector is the largest manufacturing employer and provides employment to 290,000 Canadians.130There are a wide variety of jobs available within food processing:

Production workers: Skilled workers are needed to complete tasks within the production facilities.

Machinists and Maintenance workers: The increased use of technology requires skilled people to run the machines in processing plants. Workers such as electricians are also in high demand to keep machines in good working order.

Packaging Technician: After food is processed it needs to be properly packaged to avoid spoilage. These technicians ensure food is labelled and packaged correctly.

Sales and Marketing: Employees in this area work to sell products and build brand awareness.

Research and Product Development: Qualified food scientists develop and test new products.131