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Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Set time and speed controls for mixing machines, blending machines, or steam kettles so that ingredients will be mixed or cooked according to instructions.
    • Place dough in pans, molds, or on sheets and bake in production ovens or on grills.
    • 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.
    • Apply glazes, icings, or other toppings to baked goods, using spatulas or brushes.
    • Decorate baked goods, such as cakes or pastries.
    • Operate slicing or wrapping machines.
    • Roll, knead, cut, or shape dough to form sweet rolls, pie crusts, tarts, cookies, or other products.
    • Direct or coordinate bakery deliveries.
    • Order or receive supplies or equipment.
    • Prepare or maintain inventory or production records.
    • Develop new recipes for baked goods.
    Skills
    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Active Learning

      Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge
    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $25,840/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $12.42/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 6,330
    • Yearly Projected Openings 910
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Stress Tolerance
    Tools
    • Forming machine
    • Commercial use ovens
    • Commercial use molds
    • Commercial use cutlery
    • Cake decorating equipment or moulds
    Technology
    • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
    • Inventory management software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.