Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
On the Job
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators operate roasting, baking, or drying machines. They may operate ovens, kilns, roasters, or vacuum drying equipment.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions.
- Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
- Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
- Operate cooking, baking, or other food preparation equipment.
- Operate pumping systems or equipment.
- Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
- Signal others to coordinate work activities.
- Inspect food products.
- Load materials into production equipment.
- Move products, materials, or equipment between work areas.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Serious consequences if mistakes are made.
- Working with a group or team.
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