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

General Information

Description

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

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit93.07%
  2. Self-employed5.66%
  3. State and local government0.77%
  4. Private, not for profit0.41%
  5. Federal government0.09%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Manufacturing

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+6%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$37,790

State-by-state Salary

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$48,980
$27,730
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 60%
  • Less than high school 22%
  • Some college 10%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language
  • Mechanical

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