Food Packing Operative

Food Packing Operative


Food packaging operatives work on production lines to put food and drink products into containers, cans or packets.

Day-to-day tasks:

  • Pack products into containers
  • Check products on the production line for quality
  • Keep machines supplied with packaging materials and labels
  • Report machine faults
  • Adjust machine settings
  • Move goods to storage areas


Food manufacturing organisations like Samworth Brothers, MHT Foods or small businesses on the Food Park or local farms.


You could work in a factory.

Your working environment may be hot, noisy and cool.

You may need to wear protective clothing.

Working Hours

Normally 41 – 43 hours per week.




You can do a Level 2 Award in Packaging Technology or Sustainable Packaging Technology. This can teach you some of the skills and knowledge you need in this job.

You’ll usually need 2 or more GCSEs at Grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a Level 2 course.

Tagged as: [Agri Food and Drink]

400 400 Leicester and Leicestershire