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How to become a Bottler

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What does a Bottler do?

Bottlers work in food, drink or bottling factories. They fill and pack bottles, operate bottling machinery and load bottles onto bottling lines. Some may also work in a quality control role, ensuring that bottles or jars are accurately filled and labelled.

They set up machines and rectify any problems with the production quickly, so that the bottling process is not held up. Dealing with routine machinery problems is an important part of the job.

Bottlers have to clean and sterilise equipment and machinery, to meet high standards of hygiene and health and safety.

What's the working environment like working as a Bottler?

Bottlers usually work between 37.5 to 40 hours a week. Shift work and weekend work is usual. Overtime may be available.

Bottlers work in a manufacturing factory environment, so surroundings will be noisy and possibly wet. They spend most of their time standing and have to do some heavy lifting.

What does it take to become a Bottler?

To be a bottler, you should:

  • be physically fit with practical skills
  • be adept at working with automated machinery
  • be aware of health and safety issues, particularly when using chemicals and high speed machinery
  • be able to work as part of a team
  • be able to pay attention to detail and solve mechanical problems.

Bottler Career Opportunities

Bottlers work in factories throughout the UK, bottling products such as alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, sauces, medicines, cosmetics and baby foods. With experience promotion may be possible to supervisor.

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