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Dairy Products Manufacturing Workers

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Workers receive on-the-job training in whatever area of dairy manufacturing that they decide to enter. This may include a learning the raw ingredients in making milk, cheese, or ice cream; understanding how to run machines and tools involved in the manufacturing processes; and learning awareness of safety procedures. Workers need to be detailed oriented and have a high degree of physical coordination and manual dexterity. Problem-solving skills are also important to recognize when a machine is not operating properly and know how to fix it. Workers also need to carefully monitor machine gauges and dials and must feel comfortable repeating repetitive procedures with precision control.

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