Wafer Machine Operator

Tend machines that deposit and bake batter in molds to form wafers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wafer Machine Operators do?

Tends machines that automatically deposit and bake batter in molds to form wafers: Lights gas burners to heat baking molds. Fills hopper of machine with batter. Starts machine and turns setscrew to regulate amount of batter deposited in mold. Turns thermostat to adjust temperature of baking molds. Observes color of baked wafers being ejected onto conveyor to detect defects. May be designated according to type of wafer made as Sugar-Wafer-Machine Operator. May tend machine that also rolls batter into shape of cones prior to baking and be designated Cone Baker, Machine.

Should I be a Wafer 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: Mint-Wafer Depositor, Waste-Machine Operator, Wax Machine Operator

    How to become a Wafer Machine Operator

    Wafer 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 Wafer Machine Operator-related education!
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