Bakery Machine Mechanic

Repair and maintain bakery machineries and equipment.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bakery Machine Mechanics do?

Repairs and maintains bakery machinery and equipment, such as ovens, conveyors, and slicing and packaging machines: Examines machines and equipment to locate causes of trouble. Dismantles machines, using wrenches, pliers, and other handtools. Replaces defective parts, adjusts timing gears, sets dies according to specifications, and repairs or replaces belts, conveyor sections, and feeding devices, using handtools, portable electric drills and grinders, and gas and electric welding equipment. Cuts and installs pipe and tubing for gas, water, air, and hydraulic lines, using wrench, cutting die, and threading device. Sharpens and installs cutting blades in slicing machine. Assembles machines. Starts machines and observes gauges and other instruments to ensure adherence to processing standards. Cleans and lubricates equipment, using rags, brushes, and grease gun. May operate machine tools to make or repair parts.

Should I be a Bakery Machine Mechanic?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Business Machine Mechanic Apprentice, Felt Machine Mechanic, Knitting Machine Mechanic, Machine Mechanic See More

    How to become a Bakery Machine Mechanic

    Most Bakery Machine Mechanics have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:19ckaa&chl=no+college+%2842%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,42,49
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