Fills and seals containers with products, such as food, beverages, paints, oils and lotions, and packages the filled containers.
Labelling Machine Operator
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 8321 Packers
weigh, wrap, seal and label chocolate, fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and other products.
obtaining supplies of products and assembling bags, package folders and cartons
packing containers and bags with products, and counting, weighing and measuring amounts and adjusting quantities
wrapping protective material around products, sealing bags and containers, and attaching pre-printed labels
counting and placing bags and packages onto trays and racks, and into shipping cartons
recording information such as numbers, weight, times and dates
monitoring the filling of containers and adjusting machines to maintain volume and seal quality
monitoring the supply and quality of containers and contents of holding tanks
checking the cleanliness and operation of machines, equipment and containers
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.