Occupation Profile for Food Batchmakers

Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$23,100.00 Median Annual Wage 3,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
7.4 Average Unemployment Percentage 72.1 Percentage That Completed High School
95,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 23.3 Percentage That Had Some College
105,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 4.7 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Almond Paste Mixer
Baker
Batch Blender
Batch Maker
Batch Mixer
Batter Mixer
Blender
Blending Machine Operator
Blending Plant Operator
Blow Up Operator
Bologna Maker
Bran Mixer
Bread Molder
Breading Machine Tender
Brewer
Brine Maker
Brine Mixer Operator
Bulk Plant Operator
Cake Decorator
Cake Maker
Candy Decorator
Candy Dipper
Candy Forming Machine Operator
Candy Maker
Candy Polisher
Candy Puller
Caramel Maker
Cereal Maker
Cheese Maker
Cheese Processor
Cheesemaker
Chicken Stuffer
Chili Maker
Chocolate Temperer
Chopping Machine Operator
Churn Operator
Churner
Cistern Room Operator
Cocoa Powder Mixer Operator
Coffee Blender
Color Matcher
Colorer
Colorist Dyer
Compound Mixer
Compounder
Compounder, Flavorings
Conche Operator
Confectioner
Core Sucker
Cottage Cheese Maker
Cream Beater
Cruller Maker
Custom Feed Corn Operator
Decorator
Dipper and Baker
Dosier Operator
Dough Brake Machine Operator
Dough Braker
Dough Catcher
Dough Cutter
Dough Cutting Machine Operator
Dough Machine Operator
Dough Mixer
Dough Mixing Machine Operator
Dough Molder
Dough Panner
Dough Puncher
Dough Raiser
Dough Scaler and Mixer
Doughnut Glazier
Dry Starch Operator
Filling Mixer
Flavor Extractor
Flour Blender
Flour Mixer
Food Processor
Food Production Worker
Formula Mixer
Grated Cheese Maker
Head Batcher
Head Mixer
Honey Blender
Honey Grader and Blender
Ice Cream Machine Operator
Ice Cream Maker
Ice Cream Mixer
Icing Mixer
Jelly Maker
Juice Mixer
Juicer
Kettle Operator
Kettle Tender
Kiss Machine Operator
Kitchen Operator
Kneader
Lard Mixer
Liquid Sugar Fortifier
Liquid Sugar Melter
Macaroni Maker
Machine Operator
Marshmallow Machine Operator
Marshmallow Maker
Marshmallow Runner
Marzipan Maker
Mash Grinder
Mayonnaise Mixer
Melangeur Operator
Mineral Mixer
Mingle Operator
Mix Technician
Mixer
Mixer and Blender
Mixer Operator
Mixer Tender
Mixing Machine Operator
Mixing Tank Operator
Noodle Maker
Noodle Press Operator
Oleomargarine Maker
Pasta Maker
Pasta Press Operator
Peanut Butter Maker
Pickle Solution Maker
Pickler
Pickling Solution Maker
Pie Filler
Popcorn Machine Operator
Process Operator
Processing Operator
Refined Syrup Operator
Relish Maker
Sandwich Maker
Sausage Grinder
Sausage Machine Operator
Sausage Mixer
Seasoning Mixer
Soup Mixer
Spice Blender
Spice Mixer
Spinner
Sugar Mixer
Syrup Maker
Syrup Mixer
Taffy Puller
Tortilla Maker
Vinegar Maker
Wet Mixer
Whipped Topping Finisher
Wine Blender

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Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Test food product samples for moisture content, acidity level, specific gravity, or butter-fat content, and continue processing until desired levels are reached.
  • Core — Set up, operate, and tend equipment that cooks, mixes, blends, or processes ingredients in the manufacturing of food products, according to formulas or recipes.
  • Supplemental — Formulate or modify recipes for specific kinds of food products.
  • Core — Mix or blend ingredients, according to recipes, using a paddle or an agitator, or by controlling vats that heat and mix ingredients.
  • Supplemental — Inspect and pack the final product.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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