Labor Market Information
Occupational Employment Statistics
DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
51-3092 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.
Occupational Employment Statistics(OES) Wage Data
First Quarter 2020
Leading Industries for Food Batchmakers
OES Employment (Statewide)
OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities
Professional and Business Services
Leisure and Hospitality
Other Regional Data for Food Batchmakers
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA
Rochester MN MSA
Northeast Balance of State
Duluth MN-WI MSA
Southwest Balance of State
Northwest Balance of State
Fargo ND-MN MSA
St Cloud MN MSA
La Crosse WI-MN MSA
Southeast Balance of State
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA
% Change 2016-2026
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
Task for Food Batchmakers
Record production and test data for each food product batch, such as the ingredients used, temperature, test results, and time cycle.
Follow recipes to produce food products of specified flavor, texture, clarity, bouquet, or color.
Set up, operate, and tend equipment that cooks, mixes, blends, or processes ingredients in the manufacturing of food products, according to formulas or recipes.
Press switches and turn knobs to start, adjust, and regulate equipment, such as beaters, extruders, discharge pipes, and salt pumps.
Turn valve controls to start equipment and to adjust operation to maintain product quality.
Select and measure or weigh ingredients, using English or metric measures and balance scales.
Observe and listen to equipment to detect possible malfunctions, such as leaks or plugging, and report malfunctions or undesirable tastes to supervisors.
Mix or blend ingredients, according to recipes, using a paddle or an agitator, or by controlling vats that heat and mix ingredients.
Observe gauges and thermometers to determine if the mixing chamber temperature is within specified limits, and turn valves to control the temperature.
Clean and sterilize vats and factory processing areas.
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