Food Processing Workers


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Food Processing Workers

Food Processing Workers - Preparation

To work as a food processing worker, you typically need to:

  • complete moderate-term, on-the-job training.

Education after high school

No formal education is required for this job. However, many employers prefer that you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

On-the-job training

Food processing workers usually receive informal training on the job from experienced workers. You begin by doing simple tasks, such as loading and unloading materials. As you get experience, you learn to do more complex tasks, such as operating machinery.

Training may last one month up to one year. After training, another worker supervises your work for a short time.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.