Food & beverage skills matrix template

Our food & beverage skills matrix template can be used in to effectively manage and assess the skills and knowledge of your workforce. The example template is divided into several skill groups, each focusing on a critical aspect of food and beverage industry.

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A skills matrix template is a tool that organizations can use to effectively manage and assess the skills and certification statuses of individual employees or teams.

For example, you can use this F&B skills matrix to evaluate employees’ expertise in food safety protocols and quality control measures – or to ensure your teams are ready for an FDA audit.

Food processing equipment operation
  • Operating food processing machinery efficiently and safely
  • Conducting preventive maintenance on processing equipment
  • Troubleshooting and resolving equipment issues to minimize downtime
  • Cleaning and sanitizing equipment to maintain hygiene standards
  • Performing safety checks and inspections on machinery
Processing operations
  • Preparing ingredients according to specifications
  • Mixing and blending components to achieve desired consistency and quality
  • Cooking and baking processes for various food products
  • Packaging and labeling finished products accurately
  • Performing pasteurization and sterilization of food products
  • Managing fermentation processes for products
Production line management
  • Setting up conveyor belts for efficient product movement
  • Configuring automated filling machines for precise liquid dispensing
  • Calibrating cutting machines for uniform bread slicing
  • Monitoring high-speed packaging lines for consistent output
  • Coordinating changeovers between different product batches
Specialized machinery: industrial mixers
  • Operating industrial mixers to blend ingredients for dough or batter
  • Adjusting mixer settings to achieve desired consistency and texture
  • Troubleshooting mixing equipment issues such as uneven blending
  • Ensuring mixers meet safety and sanitation standards
Specialized processing requirements
  • Handling and processing perishable goods like dairy and fresh produce
  • Managing temperature-controlled environments for frozen food production
  • Ensuring compliance with food safety regulations like FSMA and FSSC 22000
  • Conducting organic and non-GMO processing according to certification standards
  • Executing kosher and halal processing protocols, including equipment segregation

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Using this F&B skills matrix template can benefit your teams in various ways – especially if used with AG5’s skills management software. Our platform has several features built specifically to meet FDA requirements.

They include:

  • Audit trails. We automatically timestamp and document the history of all data changed – so you can meet the FDA requirements for accurate record-keeping and data traceability.
  • Data management approvals. Establish multi-person workflow approvals for confirming and updating production records – so you can meet FDA requirements for data accuracy and change management.
  • Data authorization. Set up two-factor authentication for approvals and data updates to ensure data integrity and enhanced access controls.


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  • What are the benefits of using an F&B skills matrix?

  • How do I use a skills matrix?

  • What if I want to take my skills management to the next level?

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Original version | March 30, 2023

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