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Also called: Baker, Bakery Manager, Dough Mixer, Mixer

Where in the Marine Corps? In the Marine Corps: Basic Food Service Marine; Food Service Specialist

What they do:
Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.
On the job, you would:
  • Observe color of products being baked and adjust oven temperatures, humidity, or conveyor speeds accordingly.
  • Set oven temperatures and place items into hot ovens for baking.
  • Combine measured ingredients in bowls of mixing, blending, or cooking machinery.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Afcom Datasafe Computer Services FlexiBake
  • Sage 100 ERP
Analytical or scientific software
  • Axxya Systems Nutritionist Pro
  • Enggist & Grandjean EGS CALCMENU software
Data base user interface and query software
  • At Your Service Software CostGuard
  • Barrington Software CookenPro


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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