Slicing Machine Operator

Tend machines that slice bread, cakes, and other bakery products.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Slicing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that slices bread, cakes, and other bakery products: Positions and tightens cutting blades and adjusts guides to accommodate size of product to be sliced, using wrench. Starts machine. Places product on conveyor and monitors slicing action of machine. Removes sliced products from machine conveyor and places them on conveyor leading to wrappers. May tend machines that wrap and pack bakery products [PACKAGER, MACHINE 920.685-078]. May be designated according to machine tended as Band-Saw Operator, Cake Cutting; or according to product sliced as Bread Slicer, Machine; Cake Cutter, Machine; Wafer Cutter.

Should I be a Slicing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Beam-Machine Operator, Bias Machine Operator, Edge-Trimming-Machine Operator, Fleshing Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Slicing Machine Operator

    Most Slicing 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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