Cooker

Tend steam-heated pressure cookers to cook cracked and tempered grains.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cookers do?

Tends steam-heated pressure cookers to cook cracked and tempered grain for further processing into cereal products: Presses button to load first cooker with measured amount of grain and liquid flavor. Clamps lid of cooker in place, using wrench. Moves dials and turns valves to attain specified temperature and pressure in cooker. Removes lid of cooker and dumps cooked grain onto conveyor after determining that grain has reached specified color and consistency. Records cooking time and number of batches prepared. May start automatic equipment that admits steam, rotates cooker, and stops cooker after specified time.


Should I be a Cooker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Coconut Cooker, Cooker, Chip, Cook, Jelly, Cook, Juice, Cook, Starch, Fondant Cooker, Gum Cook, Sausage Cooker

    How to become a Cooker

    Most Cookers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9waaaa&chl=no+college+%2873%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,73,73
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