Supervisors, food and beverage processing (NOC 9213)

About this job

Supervisors in this group:

  • supervise and coordinate the activities of workers who operate processing machines, and package or grade food, beverage and associated products
  • work in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, fish plants, meat plants, breweries and other food, beverage and associated products processing establishments
Common job titles
  • co-ordinator, HACCP
  • foreperson, abattoir
  • foreperson, bakery and confectionery
  • foreperson, fruit and vegetable processing
  • foreperson, hide curing
  • foreperson, meat processing
  • co-ordinator, HACCP
  • foreperson, abattoir
  • foreperson, bakery and confectionery
  • foreperson, boiling house
  • foreperson, bottling / cannery
  • foreperson, brewery / distilling

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$48,136

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Supervisors in this group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers who process, package, test and grade food, beverage and associated products
  • set up methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other units
  • solve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • order materials and supplies
  • train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy
  • recommend staffing actions such as hiring and promotions
  • prepare production and other reports
  • HACCP co-ordinators identify, evaluate, control and prevent hazards at all stages of the food production process.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor setting.
  • The workplace may contain strong odours.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Post-secondary education in microbiology or chemistry may be required for some positions in this group.
  • Several years of experience in the food, beverage or associated products processing industry are required.
  • Hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) co-ordinators require HACCP certification and several years of experience in quality assurance of food production.

Skills

  • Directive
  • Social
  • Numerical Ability
  • Clerical Ability
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Biochemistry/Microbiology
  • Chemistry

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Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
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N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
0
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N/A
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Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
1,140
Average annual employment growth:
0.7%
Expected number of job openings:
540
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
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N/A
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Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
150
Average annual employment growth:
0.3%
Expected number of job openings:
80
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
90
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
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N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

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