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Career Details :: Bakers, Bread and Pastry
Mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce small quantities of breads, pastries, and other baked goods for consumption on premises or for sale as specialty baked goods.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Covers filling with top crust; places pies in oven; and adjusts drafts or thermostatic controls to regulate oven temperatures.
- Mixes and cooks pie fillings, and pours fillings into pie shells and tops filling with meringue or cream.
- Mixes ingredients to form dough or batter by hand or using electric mixer.
- Molds dough in desired shapes, places dough in greased or floured pans, and trims overlapping edges with knife.
- Mixes ingredients to make icings, decorates cakes and pastries, and blends colors for icings, shaped ornaments, and statuaries.
- Weighs and measures ingredients, using measuring cups and spoons.
- Spreads or sprinkles toppings on loaves or specialties and places dough in oven, using long-handled paddle (peel).
- Rolls and shapes dough, using rolling pin, and cuts dough in uniform portions with knife, divider, cookie cutter.
- Checks production schedule to determine variety and quantity of goods to bake.
- Cuts, peels, and prepares fruit for pie fillings.
- Cooks, Fast Food
- Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
- Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers
- Precision Etchers and Engravers, Hand or Machine
- Pressers, Delicate Fabrics
- Pressers, Hand
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Degree of Automation
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate