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Career Details :: Bakers, Manufacturing
Mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce breads, pastries, and other baked goods. Goods are produced in large quantities for sale through establishments such as grocery stores. Generally, high volume production equipment is used.
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.
- Dumps ingredients into mixing-machine bowl or steam kettle to mix or cook ingredients according to specific instructions.
- Applies glaze, icing, or other topping to baked goods, using spatula or brush.
- Develops new recipes for cakes and icings.
- Places dough in pans, molds, or on sheets, and bakes dough in oven or on grill.
- Rolls, cuts, and shapes dough to form sweet rolls, pie crusts, tarts, cookies, and related products prior to baking.
- Measures flour and other ingredients to prepare batters, dough, fillings, and icings, using scale and graduated containers.
- Observes color of products being baked and adjusts oven temperature.
- Decorates cakes.
- Bakers, Bread and Pastry
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- Molding and Casting Workers
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- Packers and Packagers, Hand
- Photoengraving and Lithographing Machine Operators and Tenders
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Controlling Machines and Processes
Frequent Work Context
- Hazardous Situations
- Hazardous Situations
- Degree of Automation