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At a Glance... header image

Monitor machines that wash, fill and label bottles. They make sure that the machines are set up correctly and loaded with materials such as bottles and labels.


The Work header image

Bottling operatives operate bottling machinery on a production line. The machinery washes and sterilises the bottles, then fills, labels and packages them. Bottles may be glass, or of another material such as plastic.  
 
The operative makes sure their piece of machinery is set up properly and constantly supplied with raw materials. They also do routine maintenance and manual cleaning routines. They report any complex technical problems to full-time maintenance staff. They are responsible for organising regular servicing of their machinery.  
 
Operatives may also carry and load bottles to and from lorries. 


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Load materials and products into package processing equipment.

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Clean containers, materials, supplies, or work areas, using cleaning solutions and hand tools.

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Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records.

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Examine and inspect containers, materials, and products to ensure that packing specifications are met.

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Measure, weigh, and count products and materials.

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Mark and label containers, container tags, or products, using marking tools.

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Place or pour products or materials into containers, using hand tools and equipment, or fill containers from spouts or chutes.

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Remove completed or defective products or materials, placing them on moving equipment such as conveyors or in specified areas such as loading docks.

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Transport packages to customers' vehicles.

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Assemble, line, and pad cartons, crates, and containers, using hand tools.

Work Activities header image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Handling and Moving Objects:  Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Performing General Physical Activities:  Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Controlling Machines and Processes:  Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

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Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:  Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

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Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:  Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

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Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:  Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

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Getting Information:  Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.


Knowledge header image

The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Customer and Personal Service:  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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Administration and Management:  Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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Production and Processing:  Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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Public Safety and Security:  Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.


Skillsheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Judgment and Decision Making:   Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Quality Control Analysis:   Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

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Time Management:   Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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Writing:   Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Personal Qualitiesheader image

You will need some mechanical understanding to work with machinery. You need to be good with your hands and have an awareness of health and safety, especially as some of the chemicals used in bottle washing can be dangerous.  
 
You will need to be reasonably physically fit as there may be some heavy lifting involved. You may also have to stand for long periods of time at machines. You need to be able to take direction from others.  
 
Operatives working in food or drink production need to be aware of hygiene. The ability to work well in a team is also important.


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Organisation: Beverage Council of Ireland
  Address: Unit 19A, Naas Rd. Business Park, Muirfield Drive, Dublin 12
  Tel: (01) 460 0811
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Organisation: Soft Drink and Beer Bottlers Association
  Address: 13 Adelaide Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
  Tel: (01) 284 4374
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