About This Career Path
Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.
Projected job openings through 2028
Check products for quality and identify damaged or expired goods.
Set oven temperatures and place items into hot ovens for baking.
Combine measured ingredients in bowls of mixing, blending, or cooking machinery.
Place dough in pans, molds, or on sheets and bake in production ovens or on grills.
Set time and speed controls for mixing machines, blending machines, or steam kettles so that ingredients will be mixed or cooked according to instructions.
Measure or weigh flour or other ingredients to prepare batters, doughs, fillings, or icings, using scales or graduated containers.
Observe color of products being baked and adjust oven temperatures, humidity, or conveyor speeds accordingly.
Check the quality of raw materials to ensure that standards and specifications are met.
Check equipment to ensure that it meets health and safety regulations and perform maintenance or cleaning, as necessary.
Adapt the quantity of ingredients to match the amount of items to be baked.
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