Cracker and Cookie Machine Operator

Operate machines to roll dough into sheets and to form crackers.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cracker and Cookie Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to roll dough into sheets and to form crackers or cookies, preparatory to baking: Turns crank to adjust space between rollers. Selects and installs stamping or extruding die unit in machine, using wrench. Pushes trough of dough to machine and shovels dough into hopper or dumps it into hopper, using hoist. Starts machine and inserts end of dough from hopper into roller. Observes operation and removes malformed cookies or crackers. Verifies weight of samples against standards, using balance scale. Scoops such ingredients as salt, sugar, and nuts into hoppers located along conveyor belt. May be designated according to machine operated as Bar-Machine Operator; Drop-Machine Operator; Rotary-Machine Operator; or according to product formed as Fig-Bar-Machine Operator; Matzo-Forming-Machine Operator.


Should I be a Cracker and Cookie Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to Become a
    Cracker and Cookie Machine Operator

    Most Cracker and Cookie Machine Operators 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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