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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $28,190.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 476
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.03 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Adjust food services related equipment or machinery
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Load items into ovens or furnaces
Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Position raw materials on processing or production equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Adjust flow of electricity to tools or production equipment
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Connect supply lines to production equipment or tools
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Operate mix or blending machine
Operate food preparation equipment
Fill money changers in vending machines
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Package goods for shipment or storage
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Remove workpieces from molds
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds
Bake breads, rolls, or other baked goods
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
File metal or plastic objects
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Operate garment treatment equipment
Smooth garments or fabric with irons, presses, or steamers
Prepare fabrics or materials for processing or production
Cast metal objects
Cast precision cast patterns, molds, or dies to form objects
Cut glass or crystal to specifications
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Install mechanical equipment, components, or systems
Shape stone, tile, brick, or related masonry products
Cut fabric or leather material
Preserve meat, poultry, or fish
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Process metals using power or hand tools
Prepare site or surface before casting metal
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Pour material such as liquid plastic or metal into molds
Build production molds
Construct molds for casting objects
Shape metal or plastic
Collect samples for analysis or testing
Skim impurities from molten metal
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Mix ingredients to create specific finishes

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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
Occupational Health and Safety
Inventory Management
Supervisory Skills

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