Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend food or tobacco roasting, baking, or drying equipment, including hearth ovens, kiln driers, roasters, char kilns, and vacuum drying equipment.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Independence * Attention to Detail * Cooperation * Self Control * Initiative * Stress Tolerance * Integrity * Adaptability/Flexibility * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Observe, feel, taste, or otherwise examine products during and after processing to ensure conformance to standards. * Observe temperature, humidity, pressure gauges, and product samples and adjust controls, such as thermostats and valves, to maintain prescribed operating conditions for specific stages. * Record production data, such as weight and amount of product processed, type of product, and time and temperature of processing.


Manufacturing, Retail Trade,

Job Family Production

Sample Job Titles Automatic Oven Operator, Bakery Worker, Baking Assistant, Bean Roaster, Belt Conveyor Drier, Bone Char Kiln Operator, Bun Panner, Buttermilk Drier Operator, Chocolate Temperer, Cocoa Bean Roaster, Cocoa Roaster, Coffee Roaster, Continuous Process Coffee Roaster, Corn Popper, Curing Bin Operator, Curing Room Worker, Dehydrator Operator, Dehydrator Tender, Drier, Drier Attendant, Drier Tender, Drum Drier, Drum Drier Operator, Dryer Operator, Drying Machine Operator, Enrober, Enrober Operator, Extra Hand, Fish Salter, Fish Smoker, Flaker Operator, Food Dehydrator Operator, Food Production Worker, Fruit Dryer, Furnace Operator, Grain Drier, Grain Drier Operator, Grain Roaster, Grain Wafer Machine Operator, Granulator Operator, Gunner, Ham Curer, Ham Smoker, Icing Machine Operator, Instantizer Operator, Kiln Firer, Line Operator, Linter Drier Operator, Long Goods Drier, Machine Operator, Machine Pie Maker, Malt House Kiln Operator, Malt Roaster, Manufacturing Assistant, Manufacturing Associate, Manufacturing Operator, Meat Curer, Meat Smoker, Meringuer, Milk Drier, Milk Drying Machine Operator, Nut Roaster, Oven Operator, Oven Technician, Oven Tender, Oven Worker, Peanut Roaster, Peelman, Pizza Maker, Plant Utility Person, Popcorn Popper, Pretzel Cooker, Processing Operator, Production Lead, Production Roaster, Pulp Drier Firer, Reclaim Operator, Redrying Machine Operator, Rice Drier, Rice Drier Operator, Roast Master, Roaster, Roaster Operator, Roasterman, Roastmaster, Sausage Smoker, Smokehouse Operator, Smokehouse Worker, Smoker, Steam Oven Operator, Sugar Drier, Tobacco Curer, Tobacco Drier Operator, Vacuum Drier Operator, Wafer Machine Operator, Wine Pasteurizer.