On the Job
Bakers mix and bake ingredients to make breads, rolls, pies, cookies, pastries, and other baked goods.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
- Inspect food products.
- Determine food production methods.
- Evaluate quality of food ingredients or prepared foods.
- Clean production equipment.
- Load materials into production equipment.
- Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
- Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
- Shape clay or dough to create products.
- Direct operational or production activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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