Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders:

Operate or tend food or tobacco roasting, baking, or drying equipment, including hearth ovens, kiln driers, roasters, char kilns, and vacuum drying equipment.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $28,190.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 240
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 7.33 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Bake breads, rolls, or other baked goods
Preserve meat, poultry, or fish
Operate food preparation equipment
Adjust food services related equipment or machinery
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Operate mix or blending machine
Collect samples for analysis or testing
Operate food decorating equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
Inventory Control
Guest Services
Customer Contact
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Cost Control

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