Food Processing Workers, All Other:

All food processing workers not listed separately.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $26,490.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,193
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.32 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Critical Thinking
Following Directions
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Operate food preparation equipment
Perform food preparation duties
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Cook food for customers or patients
Distribute food to wait staff to serve customers
Prepare beverages for clients or customers
Prepare appetizers, salads, or cold dishes
Assist chefs or caterers with food or drink preparation
Cut cooked or raw foods
Prepare food products by hand through shaping, kneading, or rolling
Prepare specialty foods
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Grind meats such as beef, pork, poultry, or fish
Preserve meat, poultry, or fish
Add garnishes to food
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Adjust food services related equipment or machinery
Operate mix or blending machine
Operate food decorating equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Mix food or beverage ingredients according to instructions
Package food or supplies
Package goods for shipment or storage
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Dye fabric or leather articles
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Move goods in and out of inventory
Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Cut fabric or leather material
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Cut meat products
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems

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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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