Food Batchmakers

Also called: Blender, Mixer, Process Operator,



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.
  • Follow recipes to produce food products of specified flavor, texture, clarity, bouquet, or color.
  • 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
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • food production
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

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

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

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

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$30,790
$21,720
$48,790

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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.
  • Follow recipes to produce food products of specified flavor, texture, clarity, bouquet, or color.
  • 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
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • food production
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

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

PERSONALITY

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

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

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

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$30,790
$21,720
$48,790

EXPLORE MORE