Oven Tender

Tend stationary or rotary hearth ovens that bake breads and pastries.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Oven Tenders do?

Tends stationary or rotary hearth oven that bakes bread, pastries, and other bakery products: Places pans of unbaked goods on blade of long-handled paddle. Opens oven door and slides loaded peel into oven. Jerks paddle from under pans to deposit them on hearth. Observes gauges and turns valves to regulate heat and humidity of oven. Notes color of products during baking to ensure uniformity of finished products. Removes baked goods from oven with peel, and places them on tiered racks. Flips switch to position hearth for loading and unloading when tending rotary hearth oven. May place bagels into kettle of boiling water, remove bagels from kettle, using ladle, and sprinkle bagels with seasoning prior to placing bagels in oven. May be designated according to type of oven tended or product baked as Oven Tender, Bagels; Peel Oven Tender; Rotary-Peel Oven Tender.

Should I be an Oven Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Conveyorized Oven Tender, Drying-Oven Tender, Oven Tender, Bagels, Oven Worker, Peel Oven Tender, Reel Oven Tender See More

    How to become an Oven Tender

    Most Oven Tenders 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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