Noodle Maker

Tend machines that mix, knead, roll, and cut dough to make noodles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Noodle Makers do?

Tends series of machines that mix, knead, roll, and cut dough to make noodles: Weighs and measures specified ingredients according to standard formulas, and dumps them into mixing machine. Moves lever to empty mixed ingredients into kneading machine. Feeds kneaded dough into rolling machine that forms dough into sheet and winds sheet into roll. Turns knob to regulate roller clearance and dusts rolled sheet with cornstarch. Inserts end of sheet into feed rollers of cutting machine that slits sheet into strands. Slides rod under emerging strands to drape strands over rod. Pulls lever to cut strands to specified length and hangs filled rod on rack. Pushes rack into drying room, and sets thermostat to specified temperature. Feels and observes consistency of product throughout operation to control quality and processing time. May cut noodles into packaging lengths, using knife. May weigh and wrap noodles in cellophane or pack them in cartons.

Should I be a Noodle Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Noodle Maker

    Noodle Makers 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 Noodle Maker-related education!
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