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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $27,960.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 7,427
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.70 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Operate food preparation equipment
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Perform food preparation duties
Prepare food products by hand through shaping, kneading, or rolling
Operate mix or blending machine
Shape clay or dough to create products
Package goods for shipment or storage
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Operate food decorating equipment

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect food, meat, or meat products
Perform safety inspection in restaurant, food services, or lodging environment
Test food to determine that it is cooked
Inspect production equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
Inventory Control
Guest Services
Customer Contact
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Cost Control

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