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Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

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Currently Employed: 210

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $12.37 - $19.90

Typical Annual Salary: $25,700 - $41,400

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Typical education needed for entry: Less than high school

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Check products for quality and identify damaged or expired goods.
  • Set oven temperatures and place items into hot ovens for baking.
  • Combine measured ingredients in bowls of mixing, blending, or cooking machinery.
  • Place dough in pans, molds, or on sheets and bake in production ovens or on grills.
  • Set time and speed controls for mixing machines, blending machines, or steam kettles so that ingredients will be mixed or cooked according to instructions.
  • Measure or weigh flour or other ingredients to prepare batters, doughs, fillings, or icings, using scales or graduated containers.
  • Check the quality of raw materials to ensure that standards and specifications are met.
  • Observe color of products being baked and adjust oven temperatures, humidity, or conveyor speeds accordingly.
  • Check equipment to ensure that it meets health and safety regulations and perform maintenance or cleaning, as necessary.
  • Adapt the quantity of ingredients to match the amount of items to be baked.

tools & technology

  • Cake decorating equipment or moulds
  • Commercial use cutlery
  • Commercial use molds
  • Commercial use ovens
  • Forming machine

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Inventory management software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software

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