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Food Batchmakers

Also called: Batching Operator, Blender, Mixer, Mixer Operator

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What they do:
Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.
On the job, you would:
  • Record production and test data for each food product batch, such as the ingredients used, temperature, test results, and time cycle.
  • Clean and sterilize vats and factory processing areas.
  • Set up, operate, and tend equipment that cooks, mixes, blends, or processes ingredients in the manufacturing of food products, according to formulas or recipes.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Plex Systems Plex Manufacturing Cloud
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$32,710
$22,890
$50,580
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