Machine Operators and Related Workers in Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing

Fish plant machine operators set up and run the machines to clean, cut, cook, smoke, brine, dehydrate and process and package fish products. Fish plant cutters and cleaners cut, trim and clean fish by hand prior to marketing or further processing. Process control and machine operators in food and beverage processing operate multi and single function machines to process and package food and beverage products. Industrial butchers and meat cutters prepare meat for further processing, packaging and marketing.


  • High school diploma.
  • Previous experience.
  • On-the-job training.
  • Industrial meat cutters are required to complete an industrial meat-cutting program.