Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-3091 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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 1009$19.00/hr$15.66/hr$16.67/hr$18.36/hr$21.35/hr$24.42/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing370$18.10/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$17.67/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$11.44/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$14.94/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$18.22/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 70$17.31/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 80$17.75/hr8.6%
Southwest Minnesota 80$19.33/hr0.0%
Southeast Balance of State 90$19.74/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 100$18.36/hr0.0%
Central Minnesota 110$18.10/hr5.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 130$17.32/hr12.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 160$17.01/hrN/A
Minnesota 430$18.07/hr2.8%




  • Observe, feel, taste, or otherwise examine products during and after processing to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Record production data, such as weight and amount of product processed, type of product, and time and temperature of processing.
  • Weigh or measure products, using scale hoppers or scale conveyors.
  • Operate or tend equipment that roasts, bakes, dries, or cures food items such as cocoa and coffee beans, grains, nuts, and bakery products.
  • Observe temperature, humidity, pressure gauges, and product samples and adjust controls, such as thermostats and valves, to maintain prescribed operating conditions for specific stages.
  • Observe flow of materials and listen for machine malfunctions, such as jamming or spillage, and notify supervisors if corrective actions fail.
  • Set temperature and time controls, light ovens, burners, driers, or roasters, and start equipment, such as conveyors, cylinders, blowers, driers, or pumps.
  • Signal coworkers to synchronize flow of materials.
  • Fill or remove product from trays, carts, hoppers, or equipment, using scoops, peels, or shovels, or by hand.
  • Observe flow of materials and listen for machine malfunctions, such as jamming or spillage, and notify supervisors if corrective actions fail.