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Become A Batch Maker

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Working As A Batch Maker

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Getting Information
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • $44,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Batch Maker Do

Food and tobacco processing workers operate equipment that mixes, cooks, or processes ingredients used in the manufacturing of food and tobacco products.

Duties

Food and tobacco processing workers typically do the following:

  • Set up, start, or load food or tobacco processing equipment
  • Check, weigh, and mix ingredients according to recipes
  • Set and control temperatures, flow rates, and pressures of machinery
  • Monitor and adjust ingredient mixes during production processes
  • Observe and regulate equipment gauges and controls
  • Report equipment malfunctions to team leaders or maintenance staff
  • Clean workspaces and equipment in accordance with health and safety standards
  • Check final products to ensure quality

Food and tobacco processing workers often have different duties depending on the type of machinery they use or goods they process.

Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders operate machines that produce roasted, baked, or dried food or tobacco products. For example, dryers of fruits and vegetables operate machines that produce raisins, prunes, or other dehydrated foods. Tobacco roasters tend machines that cure tobacco for wholesale distribution to cigarette manufacturers and other makers of tobacco products. Others, such as coffee roasters, follow recipes and tend machines to produce standard or specialty coffees.

Food batchmakers typically work in facilities that produce baked goods, pasta, and tortillas. Workers mix ingredients to make dough, load and unload ovens, operate pasta extruders, and perform tasks specific to large-scale commercial baking. Some workers are identified by the type of food they produce. For example, those who prepare cheese are known as cheese makers and those who make candy are known as candy makers.

Food cooking machine operators and tenders operate or tend cooking equipment to prepare food products. For example, workers who preserve and can fruits and vegetables usually operate equipment to cook and preserve their products.

Potato and corn chip manufacturing workers operate baking and frying equipment. Sugar and confectionary manufacturers use equipment that blends, heats, coats, and packages candies, chocolates, or other sweets.

Other workers operate machines that mix spices, mill grains, or extract oil from seeds.

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How To Become A Batch Maker

There are no formal education requirements for some food and tobacco processing workers. However, food batchmakers and food cooking machine operators typically need a high school diploma or equivalent. Food and tobacco processing workers learn their skills through on-the-job training.

Education

Food batchmakers and food cooking machine operators typically need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Because workers often adjust the quantity of ingredients that go into a mix, basic math and reading skills are considered helpful.

Training

Food and tobacco processing workers learn on the job. Training may last from a few weeks to a few months. During training, workers learn health and safety rules related to the type of food or tobacco that they process. Training also involves learning how to operate specific equipment, following safety procedures, and reporting equipment malfunctions.

Experienced workers typically show trainees how to properly use and care for equipment.

Important Qualities

Coordination. Food and tobacco processing workers must be quick and have good hand-eye coordination to keep up with the assembly line.

Detail oriented. Workers must be able to detect small changes in they quality or quantity of food products. They must also closely follow health and safety standards to avoid food contamination and injury.

Physical stamina. Workers stand on their feet for long periods as they tend machines and monitor the production process.

Physical strength. Food and tobacco processing workers should be strong enough to lift or move heavy boxes of ingredients, which often can weigh up to 50 pounds.

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Average Yearly Salary
$44,000
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$21,000
Min 10%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Illinois Tool Works
Highest Paying City
Blaine, MN
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Batch Maker make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Batch Maker in the United States is $45,020 per year or $22 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $21,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $95,000.

Real Batch Maker Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Batch Maker Arctic Storm, Inc. AK Jan 10, 2011 $73,045
Batch Maker Arctic Storm, Inc. AK Jan 10, 2013 $45,914
Food Batch Makers Richies King of Slush Mfg Co., Inc. Everett, MA Apr 01, 2016 $28,592
Batch Maker Nippon Suisan (U.S.A.), Inc. DBA Nissui Jan 10, 2011 $27,131
Food Batch Maker (Cheese Maker) Los Altos Food Products, Inc. Industry, CA Jan 07, 2010 $25,795
Food Batch Maker (Cheese Maker) Los Altos Food Products, Inc. Industry, CA Jun 21, 2010 $25,253
Food Batch Maker (Cheese Maker) Los Altos Food Products, Inc. Industry, CA Sep 13, 2008 $24,063
Food Batch Maker Richies King of Slush MA Apr 01, 2013 $23,061
Batch Maker Richies King of Slush MA Apr 01, 2012 $23,061
Batch Maker American Seafoods Company LLC AK Jan 01, 2011 $22,957

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Top Skills for A Batch Maker

  1. Raw Materials
  2. Mix Chemicals
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Review manufacturing procedure and ensure that equipment and raw materials are available and properly attended to.
  • Measure and mix chemicals to produce products such as all purpose cleaners, hand soaps, and dish washing compounds.
  • Followed food safety procedures according to company policies and health and sanitation regulations.
  • Interpret complex calculations from formulated batch tickets.
  • Mixed and blend ingredients, according to recipes, using a paddle that heat and mix ingredients.

Batch Maker Demographics

Gender

Male

84.4%

Unknown

10.5%

Female

5.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.2%

Hispanic or Latino

18.0%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

87.5%

Russian

6.3%

Ukrainian

6.3%

Batch Maker Education

Schools

Forsyth Technical Community College

8.8%

The Academy

7.5%

Kankakee Community College

6.3%

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

6.3%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

6.3%

Prairie State College

6.3%

Triton College

5.0%

Guilford Technical Community College

5.0%

Essex County College

5.0%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

5.0%

University of Phoenix

5.0%

Moraine Valley Community College

3.8%

College of DuPage

3.8%

Central State University

3.8%

Lincoln Technical Institute

3.8%

Ashworth College

3.8%

Lakeland Community College

3.8%

Union County College

3.8%

Kaplan University

3.8%

Elgin Community College

3.8%
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Majors

Business

27.5%

General Studies

8.9%

Criminal Justice

6.2%

Computer Science

5.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.2%

Electrical Engineering

4.8%

Accounting

4.5%

Automotive Technology

4.1%

Education

4.1%

Industrial Technology

3.1%

Management

3.1%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

3.1%

Chemistry

2.7%

Culinary Arts

2.4%

Nursing

2.4%

Pharmacy

2.4%

Biology

2.4%

Computer Information Systems

2.4%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.4%

Chemical Engineering

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

48.9%

Associate

22.3%

Bachelors

13.7%

Certificate

9.2%

Diploma

3.8%

Masters

1.1%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.2%
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