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Occupation Profile for Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend food or tobacco roasting, baking, or drying equipment, including hearth ovens, kiln driers, roasters, char kilns, and vacuum drying equipment.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$23,510.00 Median Annual Wage 1,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
6.7 Average Unemployment Percentage 68.6 Percentage That Completed High School
19,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 28.0 Percentage That Had Some College
21,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 0.0 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Bakery Utility Person
Bakery Worker
Bean Roaster
Bone Char Kiln Operator
Bun Panner
Buttermilk Drier Operator
Chocolate Temperer
Cocoa Bean Roaster
Cocoa Roaster
Coffee Roaster
Coffee Roaster, Continuous Process
Corn Popper
Curing Bin Operator
Curing Room Worker
Dehydrator Operator
Dehydrator Tender
Drier
Drier Attendant
Drier Operator
Drier Operator, Drum
Drier Tender
Drier, Belt Conveyor
Drier, Long Goods
Drum Drier
Dryer Operator
Drying Machine Operator
Enrober
Extra Hand
Firer, Kiln
Fish Salter
Fish Smoker
Flaker Operator
Food Production Worker
Fruit Dryer
Furnace Operator
Grain Drier
Grain Drier Operator
Grain Roaster
Grain Wafer Machine Operator
Granulator Operator
Gunner
Ham Curer
Ham Smoker
Icing Machine Operator
Instantizer Operator
Kiln Operator, Malt House
Linter Drier Operator
Machine Operator
Malt House Kiln Operator
Malt Roaster
Manufacturing Assistant
Manufacturing Associate
Manufacturing Operator
Meat Curer
Meat Smoker
Meringuer
Milk Drier
Milk Drying Machine Operator
Nut Roaster
Oven Operator
Oven Operator, Automatic
Oven Tender
Oven Worker
Peanut Roaster
Peelman
Pie Maker, Machine
Pizza Maker
Pretzel Cooker
Pulp Drier Firer
Redrying Machine Operator
Rice Drier
Rice Drier Operator
Roaster
Roaster Operator
Roaster, Grain
Roasterman
Roastmaster
Sausage Smoker
Smokehouse Worker
Smoker
Steam Oven Operator
Sugar Drier
Tobacco Curer
Tobacco Drier Operator
Vacuum Drier Operator
Wafer Machine Operator
Wine Pasteurizer

Related Occupations

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Fill or remove product from trays, carts, hoppers, or equipment, using scoops, peels, or shovels, or by hand.
  • Core — Open valves, gates, or chutes, or use shovels in order to load or remove products from ovens or other equipment.
  • Supplemental — Clean equipment with steam, hot water, and hoses.
  • Core — Observe, feel, taste, or otherwise examine products during and after processing, in order to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Supplemental — Clear or dislodge blockages in bins, screens, or other equipment, using poles, brushes, or mallets.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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