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Food Batchmakers
District Of Columbia

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Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $10.27 - $14.35

Typical Annual Salary: $21,400 - $29,800

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

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

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

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typical job duties

  • Record production and test data for each food product batch, such as the ingredients used, temperature, test results, and time cycle.
  • Follow recipes to produce food products of specified flavor, texture, clarity, bouquet, or color.
  • Set up, operate, and tend equipment that cooks, mixes, blends, or processes ingredients in the manufacturing of food products, according to formulas or recipes.
  • Mix or blend ingredients, according to recipes, using a paddle or an agitator, or by controlling vats that heat and mix ingredients.
  • Clean and sterilize vats and factory processing areas.
  • Select and measure or weigh ingredients, using English or metric measures and balance scales.
  • Fill processing or cooking containers, such as kettles, rotating cookers, pressure cookers, or vats, with ingredients, by opening valves, by starting pumps or injectors, or by hand.
  • Grade food products according to government regulations or according to type, color, bouquet, and moisture content.
  • Turn valve controls to start equipment and to adjust operation to maintain product quality.
  • Press switches and turn knobs to start, adjust, and regulate equipment such as beaters, extruders, discharge pipes, and salt pumps.

tools & technology

  • Cheese making machine
  • Commercial use mixers
  • Commercial use ranges
  • Metering or injection or proportioning pumps
  • Milling machinery

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Inventory management software

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