Profession baker

Bakers make various kinds of bread, cakes, and other flour products, as well as handmade chocolate and sugar confectionery.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

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Knowledge

  • Bakery ingredients

    The raw materials and other ingredients used in baked goods.

  • Food and beverage industry

    The respective industry and the processes involved in the food and beverage industry, such as raw material selection, processing, packaging, and storage.

  • Crafting

    The ability to work with the hands in order to create something artistic.

  • Food safety principles

    Scientific background of food safety which includes preparation, handling, and storage of food to minimise the risk of foodborne illness and other health hazards.

  • Bakery production methods

    The bakery production methods used to make baked products such as leaven, unleaven, sour dough, and predough.

  • Financial capability

    Financial operations such as calculations, cost estimations, budget management taking relevant commercial and statistical data into account such as data for materials, supplies and manpower.

Skills

  • Administer lactic ferment cultures to manufacturing products

    Add specified quantity of lactic ferment cultures to food preparations such as pasteurised milk to obtain starter for sour dairy products, such as buttermilk, cheese, and sour cream. Also, to dough making in bakery.

  • Operate kneading of food products

    Perform all kinds of kneading operations of raw materials, half-finished products and foodstuffs.

  • Ensure correct use of bakery equipment

    Use the utensils, machinery and equipment for the production of bakery and farinaceous products such as kneading machines, proofing equipment, vessels, knives, baking ovens, slicers, wrappers, mixers, and glazers. Keep all tools in good condition.

  • Prepare bakery products

    Make bakery products such as bread and pasta by preparing dough, using proper techniques, recipes and equipment to achieve ready bakery items, combining with other products if necessary.

  • Monitor machine operations

    Observing machine operations and evaluating product quality thereby ensuring conformity to standards.

  • Bake goods

    Perform all tasks for baking such as oven preparation and product loading, until the baked goods are discharged from it.

  • Work according to recipe

    Perform tasks in food preparation according to recipe or specification in order to preserve the quality of ingredients and to ensure replication accuracy of the recipe. Select the appropriate materials to follow the recipe, taking into account the current situation.

  • Apply flame handling regulations

    Laws and organisation rules for the safe storage and use of flammables.

  • Care for food aesthetic

    Convey presentation and aesthetic elements into the production of food. Cut products properly, manage right quantities into the product, care for the attractiveness of the product.

  • Apply HACCP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

  • Apply requirements concerning manufacturing of food and beverages

    Apply and follow national, international, and internal requirements quoted in standards, regulations and other specifications related with manufacturing of food and beverages.

  • Maintain cutting equipment

    Maintenance of the cutting equipment (knives, cutters, and other elements).

  • Monitor temperature in farinaceous processes

    Monitor and control the temperature in the different phases of farinaceous processes such as fermentation, proofing, and baking. Adhere to specifications or recipes.

  • Apply GMP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Operate mixing of food products

    Perform all kinds of mixing operations of raw materials, half-finished products and foodstuffs.

  • Measure precise food processing operations

    Carry out accurately measured assignments with suitable tools and equipment in the process of producing food and beverages.

  • Clean food and beverage machinery

    Clean machinery used for food or beverage production processes. Prepare the appropriate solutions for cleaning. Prepare all parts and assure that they are clean enough to avoid deviation or errors in the production process.

  • Operate weighing machine

    Work with a weighing machine to measure raw, half-finished and finished products.

  • Tend bakery ovens

    Operate ovens using the right thermal regime to bake different types of dough and maintain equipment in order to ensure effective and correct operation.

  • Set up machine controls

    Set up or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, or pressure.

  • Administer ingredients in food production

    Ngredients to be added and the required amounts according to the recipe and the way those ingredients are to be administered.

  • Monitor flour unloading equipment

    Monitor flour unloading equipment and flour processing systems. Ensure ingredients are delivered on time.

  • Select adequate ingredients

    Select adequate ingredients based in their technological function to execute ideas. Strive for consistent good quality of the ingredients and use them adequately to obtain a satisfactory final product.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

    Ensure a clean working space according to hygienic standards in the food processing industry.

  • Mark differences in colours

    The ability to mark or detect differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Check quality of products on the production line

    Check products for quality on the production line and remove defective items before and after packaging.

  • Store raw food materials

    Keep in reserve raw materials and other food supplies, following stock control procedures.

  • Ensure sanitation

    Keep workspaces and equipment free from dirt, infection, and disease by removing waste, trash and providing for appropriate cleaning.

  • Operate moulding of doughs

    Operate moulding by crafting or using different equipment to have a certain shape of doughs.

Optional knowledge and skills

control of expenses disassemble equipment manage challenging work conditions during food processing operations dispose food waste biotechnology impart training on general quality management supervision work in a food processing team make artistic food creations exert quality control to processing food perform services in a flexible manner manage production changeovers create new recipes ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production select adequate packaging for food products monitor operations of cleaning machines follow production schedule work in an organised manner fermentation processes of food keep inventory of goods in production tend packaging machines manufacturing of confectionery processes of foods and beverages manufacturing improvise to occuring food processing situations label samples enforce health and safety regulations for bread products operate a heat treatment process stand high temperatures examine production samples follow written instructions assist in the development of standard operating procedures in the food chain mill operations follow verbal instructions liaise with colleagues milling machines execute chilling processes to food products monitor roasting negotiate price liaise with managers manage delivery of raw materials identify market niches act reliably hire new personnel analyse characteristics of food products at reception lift heavy weights bake confections adapt efficient food processing practices identify the factors causing changes in food during storage

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