Supervisors, Food and Beverage Processing

NOC 9213


Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who operate processing and packaging machines, and workers who grade food and beverage products. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, fish plants, meat plants, breweries and other food and beverage processing establishments.


  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who process, package, test and grade food and beverage products
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Prepare production and other reports

Other Titles

  • Fish Processing Supervisor
  • Brewer Supervisor
  • Tobacco Processing Supervisor
  • HACCP Co-ordinator
  • Bottling Supervisor
  • Production Supervisor
  • Vegetable Packing Supervisor

(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)


  • Systems Analysis
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring

Education/Training Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required

Post-secondary diploma/degree

  • Post-secondary microbiology or chemistry may be required for some positions in this group


  • Several years of experience in the food or beverage 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.

Potential Earnings in Durham Region

The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed in this unit group are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.

Median Wages and Salaries (POR) Average Wages and Salaries (POR) Median Wages and Salaries (POW) Average Wages and Salaries (POW)
$68,665 $73,338 $54,689 $61,422

Employment Prospects

Industry (NAICS) Jobs in Durham Region (POW) Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)
312 – Beverages and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 20 30

(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2016 data in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)

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