Doughnut Machine Operator

Operate machines that shape and fry doughnuts.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Doughnut Machine Operators do?

Operates machine that shapes and fries doughnuts: Slides block of ejectors into machine and tightens them, using wingnuts. Turns switch to heat frying tank to desired temperature. Mixes prepared ingredients with specified amount of water in mixing machine to form batter. Dumps batter into doughnut machine hopper, using chain hoist. Turns and adjusts valves to control air pressure for ejecting batter into frying tank and to regulate size of doughnuts, temperature and feed of grease, and speed of conveyor. Starts machine and observes color and verifies weight of doughnuts to ensure conformity to standards. Dismantles doughnut ejectors for cleaning. May melt and temper chocolate [CHOCOLATE TEMPERER].


Should I be a Doughnut Machine Operator?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Double-Fold-Machine Operator, Doughnut-Cooking-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Doughnut Machine Operator

    Doughnut Machine Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Doughnut Machine Operator-related education!
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