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Wage and Hour Division

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

21080 Production Line Worker (Food Processing)

An employee employed in a food processing plant whose duties involve several of the following: Loading and unloading commodities from rail cars, trucks, or other conveyances; placing merchandise in proper storage location and transporting the merchandise by handtruck, push-pull, or forklift; blends merchandise ingredients into pre-determined quality by heating, mixing, re-heating, etc.; monitors blending operation to ensure that finished products meets customer's requirements; monitors flow of product into appropriate container; labels container with identifying information supplied by customer; places containers into appropriate shipping container (must have knowledge of various types and sizes of shipping containers and special requirements of customers.)