On the Job
Food Batchmakers set up and operate equipment that mixes ingredients to make food. This may include candy makers and cheese makers.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate cooking, baking, or other food preparation equipment.
- Operate mixing equipment.
- Operate pumping systems or equipment.
- Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions.
- Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
- Clean work areas.
- Load materials into production equipment.
- Move products, materials, or equipment between work areas.
- Sterilize food cooking or processing equipment.
- Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- A work pace that is determined by the speed of equipment.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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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