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About the job Food engineering is a job which combines science, microbiology, and engineering education for food and related industries. Food engineering also includes the application of agricultural engineering and chemical engineering principles to food materials.
Food engineering is a very wide field of activities. Prospective major employers for food engineers include companies involved in food processing, food machinery, packaging, ingredient manufacturing, instrumentation and control. Firms that design and build food processing plants, consulting firms, government agencies, pharmaceutical, and health-care firms also hire food engineers. Among the things you learn are:
What you have to do in the job Design of machinery and processes to produce foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals Design and implementation of food safety and preservation measures in the production of foods Biotechnological processes of production foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals Choice and design of food packaging materials Quality control of foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals
Entry Requirements To become a food engineer a Bachelor of Engineering (Food Engineering) or Bachelor of Technology (Food Technology) is preferred.
Training on the job Skills are gained on the job, and food engineers may attend courses, seminars, workshops and conferences to keep their skills up to date. After completing qualifications, gaining appropriate work experience (usually four to five years) and completing a practical competency assessment food engineers may apply to the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) to become a chartered professional engineer (CPEng). To maintain registration chartered engineers need to demonstrate their ability to practice and display evidence of undertaking professional development at least every five years.
The pay This job average income: $62,400 National average income: $38,900
The Role As a Plant Operator, you will provide support to units in the construction of minor earthworks and repairs. You are responsible for the safe operation of all kinds of plant used by the New Zealand Army, as well as maintenance of equipment.
Getting Started Minimum age 17 Year 11 completion School Qualifications: A proven ability in English and Maths at NCEA Level 1(12 credits per subject) or equivalent. Driver's Licence: You will need a Class 1 restricted driver's licence.
Post Recruit Training Basic Combat Engineer Course This is an eight-week course held at the School of Military Engineering, Linton Military Camp. This is the first course conducted for most trades within the Royal New Zealand Engineers. It introduces you to the combat side of being an engineer before you undertake your specific trade. The course covers the basics of field engineering including bridging, water supply, explosives, field defences, obstacles, booby traps, boating and other subjects. After the course, you will have a good understanding of field engineering and also be qualified as an Army (explosives) Demolition Handler.
Post Recruit Training Basic Plant Operators Course This is a 14-week course conducted at the School of Military Engineering in Linton Camp. It covers the operation and maintenance of bulldozers, loaders, scrapers, excavators, graders, and rollers. It is a combination of both theory and practical work with the course competencies aligned to the NZQA framework.
Postings/Where You Will Work Initial posting You will be posted to Plant Troop, 25 Engineer Support Squadron (25 ESS) based at Linton Camp, for a minimum of two years. After this you could be posted to the 25 ESS Plant detachment in Waiouru. In New Zealand At home, you are responsible for the efficient and safe operation of all the plant as well as daily servicing and maintenance. As the operator, you are responsible for identifying and reporting all faults before they turn into major mechanical failures. You could be employed in civil aid and national emergencies such as helping with civil defence, scrub fires, road repairs and flood control, as well as assisting other Army units both in New Zealand and overseas.
Postings/Where You Will Work Overseas RNZE personnel can be found in small contingents around the globe. Places they have previously been deployed include Antarctica, Bosnia, East Timor, USA, Australia, South Pacific Islands, Mozambique and Iraq.