Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Leadership * Initiative * Self Control * Cooperation * Persistence * Analytical Thinking * Stress Tolerance * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Observe gauges, dials, and product characteristics, and adjust controls to maintain appropriate temperature, pressure, and flow of ingredients. * Set temperature, pressure, and time controls, and start conveyers, machines, or pumps. * Tend or operate and control equipment, such as kettles, cookers, vats and tanks, and boilers, to cook ingredients or prepare products for further processing.


Manufacturing, Accommodation & Food Services,

Job Family Production

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