Candy Maker Helper

Tend candy making machines that mix candy ingredients.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Candy Maker Helpers do?

Tends candy making machines that mix candy ingredients: Weighs, measures, mixes, and dumps specified ingredients into cooking utensils. Opens discharge valve, and starts pumps or tilts cooker or kettle to pour cooked candy onto tables or into beaters. May form soft candies by spreading candy onto cooling and warming slabs, cut candy by hand or with machine knife, cast candy in starch or rubber molds, or by machine that extrudes candy. May form hard candies by hand or machine-pulling or spinning. Washes kettles, cookers, machines, and equipment after each batch. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title. May be designated according to type of candy mixed or cooked as Caramel-Candy-Maker Helper; Nougat-Candy-Maker Helper.

Should I be a Candy Maker Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Candy-Cooker Helper, Caramel-Candy-Maker Helper, Nougat-Candy-Maker Helper

    How to become a Candy Maker Helper

    Most Candy Maker Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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