Test Baker

Bake loaves of bread to verify adherence of blended flour to specification.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $53,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Test Bakers do?

Bakes loaves of bread to verify adherence of blended flour to specifications: Weighs equal portions of test flour and standard flour. Mixes flour and other ingredients and makes batch of dough from each flour. Records mixing formula and observes water absorption and kneading qualities of each batch to ensure that flour conforms to specifications. Places loaves in oven. Examines and compares baked loaves for uniformity of color and texture. Weighs each loaf and records weights. May prepare written reports of findings.

Should I be a Test Baker?

You should have an associate's 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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Bacteriological Testing Coordinator, Baker, Laboratory, Baker, Test, Beer Brewer, Regulatory Testing Coordinator

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