Food Cooking Machine Operators
On the Job
Food Cooking Machine Operators operate or tend cooking equipment, such as deep fryers, kettles, and boilers.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
- Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
- Lift materials or workpieces using cranes or other lifting equipment.
- Operate cooking, baking, or other food preparation equipment.
- Operate grinding equipment.
- Operate mixing equipment.
- Operate pumping systems or equipment.
- Clean work areas.
- Load materials into production equipment.
- Move products, materials, or equipment between work areas.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
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