CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Food Batchmakers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Food Batchmakers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers. Record production and test data for each food product batch, such as the ingredients used, temperature, test results, and time cycle.
 
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.
 
Press switches and turn knobs to start, adjust, and regulate equipment such as beaters, extruders, discharge pipes, and salt pumps.
 
Observe and listen to equipment to detect possible malfunctions, such as leaks or plugging, and report malfunctions or undesirable tastes to supervisors.
 
Set up, operate, and tend equipment that cooks, mixes, blends, or processes ingredients in the manufacturing of food products, according to formulas or recipes.
 
Mix or blend ingredients, according to recipes, using a paddle or an agitator, or by controlling vats that heat and mix ingredients.
 
Follow recipes to produce food products of specified flavor, texture, clarity, bouquet, or color.
 
Select and measure or weigh ingredients, using English or metric measures and balance scales.
 
Turn valve controls to start equipment and to adjust operation to maintain product quality.
 
Determine mixing sequences, based on knowledge of temperature effects and of the solubility of specific ingredients.
 
Fill processing or cooking containers, such as kettles, rotating cookers, pressure cookers, or vats, with ingredients, by opening valves, by starting pumps or injectors, or by hand.
 
Give directions to other workers who are assisting in the batchmaking process.
 
Homogenize or pasteurize material to prevent separation or to obtain prescribed butterfat content, using a homogenizing device.
 
Inspect vats after cleaning to ensure that fermentable residue has been removed.
 
Examine, feel, and taste product samples during production to evaluate quality, color, texture, flavor, and bouquet, and document the results.
 
Test food product samples for moisture content, acidity level, specific gravity, or butter-fat content, and continue processing until desired levels are reached.
 
Formulate or modify recipes for specific kinds of food products.
 
Inspect and pack the final product.
 
Grade food products according to government regulations or according to type, color, bouquet, and moisture content.
 
Cool food product batches on slabs or in water-cooled kettles.
 
Operate refining machines to reduce the particle size of cooked batches.
 
Modify cooking and forming operations based on the results of sampling processes, adjusting time cycles and ingredients to achieve desired qualities, such as firmness or texture.
 
Place products on carts or conveyors to transfer them to the next stage of processing.
 
Manipulate products, by hand or using machines, to separate, spread, knead, spin, cast, cut, pull, or roll products.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Food Batchmakers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Food Production Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Food Batchmakers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Food Batchmakers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Food Batchmakers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience None
 
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
Related Work Experience Up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Food Batchmakers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Almond Paste Mixer
Baker
Batch Blender
Batch Maker
Batch Mixer
Batter Mixer
Blender
Blending Machine Operator
Blending Plant Operator
Blow Up Operator
Bologna Maker
Bran Mixer
Bread Molder
Breading Machine Tender
Brewer
Brine Maker
Brine Mixer Operator
Bulk Plant Operator
Cake Decorator
Cake Maker
Candy Decorator
Candy Dipper
Candy Forming Machine Operator
Candy Maker
Candy Polisher
Candy Puller
Caramel Maker
Cereal Maker
Cheese Maker
Cheese Processor
Cheesemaker
Chicken Stuffer
Chili Maker
Chocolate Temperer
Chocolatier
Chopping Machine Operator
Churn Operator
Churner
Cistern Room Operator
Cocoa Powder Mixer Operator
Coffee Blender
Color Matcher
Colorer
Colorist Dyer
Compound Mixer
Compounder
Conche Operator
Confectioner
Core Sucker
Cottage Cheese Maker
Cream Beater
Cruller Maker
Custom Feed Corn Operator
Decorator
Dipper and Baker
Dosier Operator
Dough Brake Machine Operator
Dough Braker
Dough Catcher
Dough Cutter
Dough Cutting Machine Operator
Dough Machine Operator
Dough Mixer
Dough Mixing Machine Operator
Dough Molder
Dough Panner
Dough Puncher
Dough Raiser
Dough Scaler and Mixer
Doughnut Glazier
Dry Starch Operator
Filling Mixer
Flavor Extractor
Flavorings Compounder
Flour Blender
Flour Mixer
Food Processor
Food Production Worker
Formula Mixer
Frozen Yogurt Maker
Grated Cheese Maker
Head Batcher
Head Mixer
Honey Blender
Honey Grader and Blender
Ice Cream Machine Operator
Ice Cream Maker
Ice Cream Mixer
Icing Mixer
Ingredient Handler
Jelly Maker
Juice Mixer
Juicer
Kettle Operator
Kettle Tender
Kiss Machine Operator
Kitchen Operator
Kneader
Lard Mixer
Liquid Sugar Fortifier
Liquid Sugar Melter
Macaroni Maker
Machine Operator
Marshmallow Machine Operator
Marshmallow Maker
Marshmallow Runner
Marzipan Maker
Mash Grinder
Mayonnaise Mixer
Melangeur Operator
Mineral Mixer
Mingle Operator
Mix Technician
Mixer
Mixer Operator
Mixer Tender
Mixer and Blender
Mixing Machine Operator
Mixing Tank Operator
Noodle Maker
Noodle Press Operator
Oleomargarine Maker
Pasta Maker
Pasta Press Operator
Peanut Butter Maker
Pickle Maker
Pickle Solution Maker
Pickler
Pickling Solution Maker
Pie Filler
Popcorn Machine Operator
Process Operator
Processing Operator
Refined Syrup Operator
Relish Maker
Sandwich Maker
Sausage Grinder
Sausage Machine Operator
Sausage Mixer
Seasoning Mixer
Soup Mixer
Spice Blender
Spice Mixer
Spinner
Sugar Mixer
Syrup Maker
Syrup Mixer
Taffy Puller
Tortilla Maker
Vinegar Maker
Wet Mixer
Whipped Topping Finisher
Wine Blender
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Food Batchmakers
 
 
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