The certification you need for the future you want.
Would you like a stable, good-paying job in a growing industry? Do you enjoy working on machines and equipment? The FIT program provides comprehensive training, a recognized credential, and access to a large network of employers.
Good-paying jobs don’t require a four-year degree.
The Food Industry Technician (FIT) Certification is your starting point for a rewarding, lifelong career in the Food Processing, Packaging and Equipment Manufacturing Industry. Salaries of trained technicians average between $40,000 – 50,000 a year. Starting salaries may vary based on the type of company (OEM or Processing Plant), geographic location of the company, travel requirements, overtime, shift differential or previous managerial experience. Technician salaries with experience can range from $65,000 to $85,000 or more with overtime benefits.
What is a Food Industry Technician?
A Food Industry Technician services and maintains the machines and equipment used in food and beverage manufacturing, processing, and packaging.
Typical responsibilities of Food Industry Technicians:
- Installing, servicing, and repairing machinery and equipment
- Performing preventative maintenance on machinery and equipment
- Testing and troubleshooting of machinery and equipment
Why Should You Become a Food Industry Technician?
The Food and Beverage Industry is growing and offers many opportunities for lifelong employment and career advancement. There is currently a shortage of skilled technicians, which means that for workers with the right skills and qualifications, the job prospects are excellent.
Benefits of becoming a Certified Food Industry Technician:
- A credential recognized across the food manufacturing, processing, and packaging industries
- Great wages and benefits
- Stable employment in a growing industry
- Access to a wide range of employers, both nationally and internationally
- Your name in front of hiring managers and recruiters
- Skills that are transferable to other jobs and other industries
- Opportunities for promotions and career advancement