Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

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What do they do?

Operate or tend food or tobacco roasting, baking, or drying equipment, including hearth ovens, kiln driers, roasters, char kilns, and vacuum drying equipment.

Also known as:

Bean Roaster, Coffee Roaster, Drier Operator, Dryer Operator, Line Operator, Machine Operator, Oven Operator, Oven Technician, Processing Operator, Roast Master, Roaster, Roaster Operator, Roasterman, Roastmaster

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 0.5%

    Percent Change

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  • 2,900

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.2%)
  • Master's degree (3.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (11.9%)
  • Associate's degree (9%)
  • Some college, no degree (23%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (44.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (7%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect food products.
  • Evaluate quality of food ingredients or prepared foods.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for testing.
  • Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
  • Operate pumping systems or equipment.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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